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Armed men tie up victim, get away with over $13K from store: Police

Video released of suspects who enter Brooklyn store with silver firearm, force the victim to the back and tie her up

Police are looking for two armed suspects they say tied up a store worker in Brooklyn before stealing $13,800 from the store and fleeing the scene.

On Dec. 17 at 2:25 p.m. the two men entered King Bao Inc. – Variety Store at 45-02 6th Ave. According to police, the first suspect forced a 38-year-old female worker to the back of the store where he tied her hands and feet with rope.

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The second suspect entered displaying a silver firearm and took $800 in cash from a cash register and $13,000 contained in a box, cops said.


Both men fled the scene in an unknown direction and the victim was not injured during the incident.

Police describe the first suspect as wearing a brown jacket, blue jeans and brown boots. The second man is described to be wearing a black jacket, black hoodie, blue jeans and brown boots.

A surveillance video and photos of the suspects have been released.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Tipsters can text information via 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577, too.

The public can also submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.