Atchafalaya diners, employees robbed by gunmen Thursday night

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Diners at Atchafalaya were robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, according to New Orleans Police. - COURTESY ATCHAFALAYA
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  • Diners at Atchafalaya were robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening, according to New Orleans Police.

Diners at the Uptown restaurant Atchafalaya (901 Louisiana Ave., 504-891-9626) were robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening (Sept. 24), police said. 

According to police, the restaurant manager told authorities that two men wearing velcro masks and dark hooded sweatshirts approached the Louisiana Avenue restaurant about 9:45 p.m. Believing they were attempting to rob the restaurant, the manager said he locked the front door.  The two men then began kicking and shoving the door until they were able to break in. 

Police said the duo then brandished handguns and stormed the eatery, moving from person to person, demanding that all the employees and customers hand over their belongings. The suspects then 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. 

A call to the restaurant was not immediately returned. 

The robbery comes almost exactly one month after diners at Patois were robbed by three men wielding guns during dinner service.

No arrests have been made in either case. 




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