Jan 162014

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A would-be robber was frightened away by his victim’s concealed handgun on St. Charles Avenue last week, New Orleans police said.

The victim was leaving the Office Depot in the 1400 block of St. Charles Avenue around 8:20 p.m. Jan. 9, when he was confronted by a man who demanded his money, said NOPD Sgt. Daniel Scanlan during the Sixth District’s weekly meeting of ranking officers.

“The victim had a concealed-carry permit, exposed the pistol to him and asked if he really wanted to rob him,” Scanlan said.

Instead, the suspect turned and fled, Scanlan said. No identifying description of him was immediately available.

Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.

  • Jim McArthur

    Once again, a legally owned handgun – merely displayed – is sufficient to prevent a potentially deadly crime from occurring.

  • Fat Harry

    We need more citizens like this guy!

  • NolaMan


  • Stacey L

    This is a great turnaround. I got my concealed weapons license from Mr. Dennis Lee (985)788-1900 if anyone wants good training.