May 102014

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

A teen pursuing someone who had just stolen his bicycle was then robbed at gunpoint by the thief early Friday near South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans police say.

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, ran after a man who had just stolen his bicycle shortly after 12:30 a.m. Friday near South Claiborne and Milan streets, according to the initial police report. The bicycle thief turned, pulled out a gun, and demanded the victim’s money, took it and left, the report states.

Further details were not available. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

  • Linda Cornish Rioux

    I’m sorry that happened.. no one deserves to be robbed and threatened like this;but at 12:30 a.m. a bicycle is NOT a wise way to travel.

    • RRod3

      Yes, because carjackings never happen.

  • TimGNO

    Never cycle between a man and his crack,
    or you will be forfeiting your Diamondback.
    Do not chase the bike thief, just turn and run,
    because I assure you he carries a gun!

  • Mike Flood

    Why do people not want stop and frisk?