Man robbed at gunpoint on New Year’s Eve on South Carrollton

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The armed robbery was reported in the 1700 block of South Carrollton. (via

A man walking home along South Carrollton Avenue was robbed at gunpoint by a masked man on New Year’s Eve, police said.

The victim was walking in the 1700 block of South Carrollton shortly after 9 p.m. Dec. 31 when he was approached from behind by the gunman, said Sgt. Chris Billiot of the Second District persons-crimes division. The robber made off with the victim’s cell phone and $24 in cash, Billiot said.

The victim had been walking for several blocks, but he was unsure whether he was followed, Billiot said.

Anyone who may have information, such as home surveillance video of the area, is asked to call Second District detectives at 658-6020. To leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.

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