Local Musician Saved from Bank Robbery by Barking Dog

Posted on Dec 23, 2011 in Local Issues, NOPD, Personal Injury

If Glen David Andrews’ cousin had not brought his pit bull along for the ride, the New Orleans’ musician would have been one of the victims robbed at gunpoint outside a Capital One Monday morning.

At 8:45 a.m. Monday Andrews, his cousin and Blue, the pit bull, drove to the Capital One at Canal Street and South Carrollton Avenue. Andrews, a trombone player, planned to deposit $3,500 from the weekend’s work to divide among his six band members.

Around 8:50 a.m., they pulled up to the bank’s entrance to see about six people waiting for the bank to open. Two of those waiting were young men wearing hooded black sweatshirts and standing apart from one another.

Local Musician Glen David Andrews. Photo Courtesy of NOLA.com

As Andrews got out of the passenger side to join the group, Blue began to bark loudly. Soon afterwards, one of the hooded young men approached Andrews and said calmly “You better leave right now with that dog. We ’bout to rob the bank.”

Andrews turned immediately and got back in the SUV’s passenger seat, telling his cousin to drive away. As they were leaving the scene, Andrews and his cousin saw the hooded men pull bandanas over their faces to rob the waiting group at gunpoint. Andrews then dialed 911 from his cell phone.

The bank robbery was one of several on Monday and all occurred in the span of about an hour. New Orleans police believe all three incidents are related.

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