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Cops Search for Five Men Wanted for Armed Sneaker Store Robbery

By Mary Johnson | September 24, 2012 9:13pm

BROOKLYN — Police are searching for five men who robbed a sneaker store in East New York at gunpoint.

The suspects entered Lee's Sneakers at 947 Pennsylvania Ave. around 2:10 p.m. on Sept. 17, police said.

One of the men threatened the store's employees with a gun before the others scrambled to grab hats, shoes and a laptop.

The suspects are described as about 15 to 16 years old, around 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and between 130 and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.