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Apr 30, 2013 12:19 PM

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Victim takes suspect's gun

CAUGHT ON TAPE: New Orleans Police say just after 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, the victim of an attempted robbery disarmed the suspect by pulling the shotgun out of his hands and chasing him. It happened in the 1900 block of Burgandy. Police say moments after disarming the suspect, the victim was approached by two black males in a black four door sedan. The driver of the vehicle said to the victim "give me my gun back, and I'll give you your phone that you dropped". The victim then used the shotgun to strike the rear windshield of the vehicle causing it to break. The two subjects then fled.

The gunman was described as a black male, approximately 16-20 years of age, 6'00" tall with a thin build wearing a black hat and a black t-shirt.

Surveillance video captured the robbery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kagO9DXTPWo

A similar incident happened Friday, April 26, 2013, at or about 12:30am in the 800 block of Touro Street. Police say one of the suspects pointed a shotgun at the victim, demanded his property, then struck the victim three times. The victim sustained minor injuries.

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