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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bud’s Broiler employee forced into cooler at gunpoint during armed robbery, NOPD says

Posted By on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM

click to enlarge An employee at Bud's Broiler on City Park Avenue was held up at gunpoint and forced into a cooler during an armed robbery early Tuesday. - PHOTO COURTESY BUD'S BROILER/FACEBOOK
  • PHOTO COURTESY BUD'S BROILER/FACEBOOK
  • An employee at Bud's Broiler on City Park Avenue was held up at gunpoint and forced into a cooler during an armed robbery early Tuesday.

An employee at Bud’s Broiler (500 City Park Ave., (504) 486-2559) was robbed at gunpoint and forced into a cooler early Tuesday morning, police said.

A preliminary report from the NOPD said an armed woman entered the City Park Avenue burger joint shortly after 2 a.m. and forced an employee “into the cooler area,” at gunpoint. The suspect then went into the restaurant’s office, took several bags of cash and locked the employee inside the cooler before fleeing the scene.

It wasn't immediately clear whether there were any diners present during the holdup. Police haven’t released anything further about the incident

It’s not the first time the popular 24-hour burger spot was targeted. In 2015, surveillance camera footage showed employees at the restaurant fighting off and capturing a gunman in an attempted armed robbery.
Location Details Bud's Broiler
500 City Park Ave.
Mid-City
New Orleans, LA
(504) 486-2559

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