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Police: Merrick Gamestop Robbed at Gunpoint

Two employees were tied up while the suspects stole video games and cash, cops said.

Two Gamestop employees were tied up and held at gunpoint during a robbery in Merrick Tuesday morning, according to police.

According to detectives, two males, entered Gamestop at 2200 Sunrise Hwy and ordered the two employees to lay face down behind the counter. The victims were then ordered to crawl to the back room, where both of their hands were bound with charger cables and tape, police added.

The suspects then stole cash, game consoles and games before fleeing through the back door in an unknown vehicle, cops said. The victims were able to untie themselves and call police.

The two suspects are described as two black males that are approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. Police said the first subject was wearing a black mask, black hoodie and black pants, while the second subject was wearing a baseball cap, black bandana across his face, a black shirt and blue jeans. 

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No further description was made available and no injuries were reported, police said.

Gamestop was open due to the release of Madden 2013, which was available to customers starting Tuesday.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will provide more information as it's made available.

z August 28, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Maybe we should consolidate all the police precincts into one!
CarlowGirl August 29, 2012 at 02:37 PM
The whole country is going down the toilet!!! Merrick isn't special ... all towns on Long Island have changed for the worst. Look around - take the blinders off!
Nancy C August 31, 2012 at 01:07 PM
What time of day was this?
Michael Ganci August 31, 2012 at 01:14 PM
12:45 a.m.
Michael Ganci September 03, 2012 at 09:14 PM
@Hal- Please refrain from cursing in the comments section. Thanks for reading. MG

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