Vincent’s Italian restaurant on St. Charles near the Riverbend was robbed at gunpoint just before midnight on Sunday night, a couple hours after closing and several hours after winning one of the top prizes at the annual Oak Street Poboy Festival.
An armed man wearing a face mask and gloves forced employees to the back of the restaurant around 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, according to an NOPD report and the Uptown Messenger. He told two employees to put money in a bag that he brought with him. The employees did as he demanded and the gunman fled the scene. Five people were in the restaurant during the robbery.
The restaurant closed at 10 p.m. that night, only hours after it was named the winner in the pork category of the Oak Street Poboy Festival. Its winning poboy was called The Godfather.
Vincent’s is typically closed on Mondays and no one answered the phone when Eater NOLA called.
Vincent’s is one of Eater NOLA’s 38 Essential New Orleans Restaurants.
Vincent’s Italian Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Say [UPTOWN MESSENGER]