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Police: Woman Was Raped During Brooklyn Tattoo Parlor Robbery

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching for three suspects Monday in the robbery and rape of a woman at a Brooklyn tattoo parlor.

Around 2 a.m. this past Friday, a female suspect rang the bell at the Inkstatic Tattoo Parlor, at 118 Ralph Ave. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, police said.

When one store worker opened the door, two men stormed in – one armed with a gun and the other a knife – while the woman returned to their late model white Nissan Maxima, police said.

The two male suspects stole property from both employees at the store and all three customers, police said.

During the robbery, one of the suspects raped a 23-year-old woman who was a customer at the parlor, police said.

All three suspects fled in the Nissan Maxima, police said.

The rape victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Police have released surveillance video from the incident.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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