Diners at the Uptown restaurant Atchafalaya (901 Louisiana Ave., 504-891-9626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com) were robbed at gunpoint on the evening of Sept. 24, New Orleans police said.
According to police, the restaurant manager told authorities that two men wearing Velcro masks and dark hooded sweatshirts approached the restaurant at about 9:45 p.m. Believing they were attempting to rob the restaurant, the manager said he locked the front door, but the two men kicked and shoved the door until they were able to enter.
Police said the duo brandished handguns and stormed the eatery, demanding all the employees and customers hand over their belongings. The suspects grabbed cash out of the register and fled the scene on foot, heading towards Laurel Street. No one was injured during the robbery, police said, adding that surveillance cameras from the area are currently being reviewed by detectives.
The robbery comes almost exactly one month after diners at Patois (6078 Laurel St., 504-895-9441; www.patoisnola.com) were robbed by three men wielding guns during dinner service. No arrests have been made in either case.