Police Standoff With Liquor Store Robbery Suspects In Brooklyn Ends Peacefully

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A standoff involving an armed man holed up inside a Brooklyn liquor store has ended peacefully.

Authorities said two men — ages 23 and 25 — tried to rob Arrow Wine & Liquor in Mill Basin around 1:30 p.m. when police in the area were alerted to what was happening and essentially foiled the robbery, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

One man surrendered before 5 p.m., but the armed suspect was still inside the store located at Avenue N and East 49th Street before surrendering four hours after the standoff began.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones With More Details On The Standoff

Only one shot was fired inside the store, but no one was hurt.

CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported that three people were in the store at the time of the attempted robbery.  Two of them were able to escape and flag down police.

Local residents said they were going about their business when they suddenly saw a man with a gun and officers drawing their weapons in the vicinity.

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  • Kagane

    Good, people need to stop thinking that this is the best neighborhood.

  • tomm

    the neighborhood has been changing for yrs now,and not for the better.if it isnt the way over top high rents that kill you,then its the hew infusion of ppl coming here..either way this area is going down the tubes, and marine park and sheepshead bay area brace yourself,your next

  • Erica

    Stupid people live in every neighborhood… That’s my neighbor hood also…although I’m glad no one got hurt mill basin isn’t special enough to be ” gated off” it could of happened any where… Stupid ppl come up with stupid ideas and it just so happens it hit close to home this time. They’re neighbor hood kids who thought it would be an in and out job but because we have a strong community, and the best pd, they’re caught, and everyones safe.

    • lives in the area

      I always thought that the community have lost touch with the people that lived in it, as I can see now that mill basin is still strong.

  • kieshac

    i wonder if this was one of your loved ones if u would still feel the same

  • lives in the area

    You know I grew up in the neighborhood for 15 as I am 18 and this is a first. Its a shame that its my own people thats doing this, and most likely they don’t live in the neighborhood itself. I think we should encourage the residents to get involved in the community, and watch our children when they come home from school, and stop letting these people from Flatbush, Glenwood, and where ever come over and harm our community, this is a shame in itself, the place where I don’t have to fear getting harm, is going into turmoil because of these people.

  • MBResident

    WE NEED TO GATE OFF MILL BASIN ‘proper’ FROM THE PREDATORS THAT LURK IN THE NEARBY OUTSKIRTS… It is not fair that we have to be afraid to go do our grocery shopping – we deserve better than this!!!

    • Molly

      Yes gate it off!!!! So we can keep dirtbags like you from infesting the rest ot NYC

  • Glenn

    I’ll venture a guess the perps were black !

  • Big Nard

    Message to the NYPD. Shoot first and sort out the bodies later.

    • Big Rob

      Wrong answer! For you to say that is totally nuts! People will just tbe getting for doing nothing (just looking suspicious). Comn on, wake up you idiot!

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