Report: $100,000 Heist At White Plains Wal-Mart

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP / WCBS 880) – Two masked men dressed in white painters suits have robbed a Wal-Mart in White Plains of more than $100,000 dollars.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

The Journal News reports the robbers pushed their way into the store just before 3 a.m. Monday after the store had closed at midnight and threatened the manager with a silver handgun.

Police said the manager was forced to open the safe and then bound with plastic ties.

The robbers left after emptying the safe of more than $100,000 in cash. Police said the manager was able to free himself and called police.

White Plains officials did not say if there were any witnesses or if any security guards were on duty at the time of the robbery, described as one of the biggest heists in city history.

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  • Mr. Monk

    Start with getting the phone records of all those on duty at the time of the robbery. A text message may have been used to alert the perps it was a good time to strike.

  • The Good Samaritan

    Sounds like an inside job.

    The store closes at midnight and the manager is still there at 3am? Since when does it take 3 hours to close up in a retail store.

    The Good Samaritan is asking and has spoken.

  • Carlos Liriano

    look for a inside job

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