NOPD: Gunman Robs 14-Year-Old of His Trombone

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Police TapeNEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Police say an armed man pulled out a semi automatic handgun and stole a teen’s trombone.

The robbery happened just before 7 p.m. in the 4900 block of Berkley Thursday.

Authorities say the 14-year-old victim took off running when the gunman approached him demanding the trombone. The suspect then fired three shots at the victim at which point he dropped the trombone.

But less than 24-hours after the robbery New Orleans musician Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews said he would replace the victim’s instrument, according to an article on