An RTA bus driver was robbed of his backpack at gunpoint near the Lower Garden District Walmart on Wednesday night.

New Orleans police said the victim, 29, was giving the perpetrator change near the corner of Rousseau and St. Andrew streets shortly before 9:30 p.m. when the robber snatched his backpack and fled. The bus driver followed, according to police, but the robber pulled out a gun and pointed it at him. Police said the bus driver halted, and the suspect fled.