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Robbers Hit Cell Phone Store, Tie Up Employee, In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

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Cell Phone Store Robbery

Two suspects robbed a T-Mobile cell phone store in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, earlier this week. (Credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have asked for the public’s help in finding the suspect who robbed a T-Mobile cell phone store in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn near Pratt Institute.

The robbery happened around 7 p.m. this past Wednesday at the T-Mobile store at 510-A Myrtle Ave., police said.

The suspects, one armed with a firearm, stormed into the store and forced an employee into the back, where they tied him up and stole cell phones, phone cards and cash, police said.

An employee, Shaharia Rahman, 24, told the New York Times he was alone in the sales room when the robbers came in and asked about Samsung Galaxy III phones. They then pulled out guns and tied up Rahman and manager Josil Morillo, the Times reported.

Morillo told the New York Times she started crying during the robbery, and was able to break free of the restraints after the robbers left.

No one was injured in the incident.

The busy stretch of Myrtle Avenue where the robbery occurred is about a block north of the Pratt campus.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.

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