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Pair Wanted in Brooklyn Cellphone Store Armed Robberies, Police Say

Suspects Wanted in Brooklyn Cellphone Store Robberies
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BROOKLYN — The NYPD is looking for two men suspected of a series of cellphone store robberies in Brooklyn over the past three months.

The men were first caught on surveillance video robbing a Bedford-Stuyvesant Metro PCS store on March 29, taking off with $10,000 in stolen cash and goods, according to police.

One suspect forced the shop’s manager into the restroom at gunpoint before the pair grabbed about 20 phones and $8,843 in cash.  

Police believe the same men may be behind two other May robberies in East Flatbush.

During all three incidents, officials said the suspects — one of which was armed — demanded that the employees stay in the back area of the stores while they fled with the electronics. The robberies all took place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

On the morning on May 12, the men entered a Boost Mobile at 3121 Church Ave., locked the clerk in the bathroom, and stole six iPhones and three Samsung phones, police said.

A week later on May 19, the pair hit a T-Mobile store at 212 East 98th St., pushed the employee to the back and took off with an undetermined amount of cash and 100 phones.

No injuries were reported in the robberies.

Police released new surveillance footage of the suspects Thursday.

One is described as 230 pounds and 6-foot-1 and the second suspect is described as approximately 140 pounds and 5-foot-7.

Anyone with information can provide a tip confidentially by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submitting a tip via www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) and then entering TIP577.