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Police Hunting Three Men After Chelsea Armed Robbery

By Ben Fractenberg | January 5, 2011 4:57pm | Updated on January 5, 2011 5:01pm

By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

CHELSEA — Police are looking for three suspects in connection with an armed robbery in the Flatiron District last Friday.

Three men allegedly stole a laptop from Today’s Mobile at 1 E. 28th St. after threatening the store's employee with a gun. The men entered the store around 6:00 p.m., and one of the suspects attempted to distract the worker while the other two tried to steal products, police said.

The worker confronted the men, at which point the suspects displayed the handle of a firearm, police said in statement.

One of the men then took a laptop before fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information regarding the men shown in the video footage can call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering "TIP577."