Masked gunmen tie up workers, leave them in basement in nail store robbery: Police
One of the suspects opened up a clear umbrella in front of him before taking out a handgun and demanding money.
Police are looking for an alleged criminal duo caught on video terrorizing employees at a Bronx nail supply store during an armed robbery.
On May 13 at about 2:30 p.m. the two suspects — both wearing black masks over their faces — entered T’s Nail Supply located at 2427 E. Tremont Ave., according to authorities.
The first suspect is seen on surveillance video opening a clear umbrella before taking out a handgun and demanding money from the 27-year-old and 49-year-old employees, police said.
The employees complied and gave the suspects money from a cash register, cops said. However, the suspects then took the workers to the basement of the store, tied them up and left them there.
The men then took money from a second register before running from the scene.
Authorities said the suspect who drew the firearm was seen carrying a purple and black duffel bag and was wearing a black T-shirt over a gray hooded sweater and black pants.
The second man carried a black backpack, red umbrella and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater and black pants.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.