For the second time this week, a New Orleans restaurant has been held up at gunpoint.
Police said an armed duo robbed Noodle & Pie
(714 State St., 504-252-9431) Thursday, July 14, roughly 48 hours after two gunmen ambushed a group of diners at a Lakeview restaurant.
According to preliminary reports from New Orleans police, two masked men entered the Uptown restaurant from the rear at about 10:50 p.m. One of the men brandished a gun and demanded money from two employees at the restaurant, who police identified as a 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman.
The employees complied and handed their assailants money from the cash register as well as a moneybag. The men fled the scene with the cash.
The incident is similar to a hold up earlier this week, in which a masked duo armed with a 9mm handgun and an assault rifle stormed Harrison Avenue restaurant Lakeview Harbor
shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, holding up more than 20 diners and employees at the restaurant.
In that case, the robbers demanded that the restaurant’s occupants get on the floor. When one person fled the restaurant, one of the gunmen fired a shot, after which the duo fled the scene without any cash.
No one was injured in either incident, and police have not yet said whether the two cases are thought to be related.