Botched Marigny Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody

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Late Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans police announced the arrest of a suspect in the case of an attempted robbery in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood.  Surveillance video of the attack has gone viral on the internet.

Police say a 16-year-old surrendered at the Eighth District police station with his attorney.

The surveillance video shows a robber run up on a man who was walking on Burgundy Street.  The robber sticks a shotgun in the victim’s face and demands money.

But in an instant the tables turn, and the intended victim grabs the shotgun.  The pair then run out of the camera’s eye.

Police say the robber had an accomplice who was waiting in a black sedan, possibly a Honda Accord.

There was no word Wednesday evening whether police were any closer to making a second arrest in the case.

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