Cops: Victims Bound With Duct Tape During Armed Robbery In Brooklyn
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for three suspects who they said robbed a liquor store at gunpoint in Brooklyn.
Just after midnight on Jan. 20, police said three men walked into Willmohr Liquor and Wine on Willmohr Street, pulled out guns and ordered three people who were inside to the floor.
They then bound the victims’ hands and legs and covered their mouths with duct tape, police said.
The suspects stole about $45,000 worth of liquor along with $3,000 in lottery tickets, $510 in cash and two cell phones before fleeing on foot, police said.
The entire incident was captured on the store’s surveillance camera.
No one was hurt, but the robbery has left many who live and work in the area on edge.
“This is just horrible,” neighbor Samantha Gardener told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang. “This could be any resident, not only a business.”
“It’s a little scary,” said neighbor Robert Pantoja. “You’ve got to be alert.”
Customers said that the store closes late and has only been open for two months but is not known as a dangerous spot.
Police described all three suspects as black men in their 20s, between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and all weighing about 160 pounds.
One suspect was seen wearing blue pants, a black hooded jacket, multi-colored sneakers and a black hat. Another was seen wearing a black hooded jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visit Crimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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