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Cross Bay game store robbed

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:42 am, Thu May 30, 2013.

A popular video game store in Howard Beach was the target of a brazen robbery on Monday.

Two gunmen barged into the Game Stop store at 160-08 Cross Bay Blvd. around noon in the daring daylight robbery, according to Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct.

Pascale said the two male robbers, in their 20s, both armed with firearms, entered the store, tied up a female employee and locked her up in the bathroom in the back of the store.

The inspector said the gunmen got away with a number of iPod Touches, iPads and iPhones. No cash was taken.

There were no injuries in the robbery, Pascale said, and the perpetrators are believed to have fled southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard. He did not say if they escaped on foot or by car. The investigation is ongoing.

The robbery is at least the third on Cross Bay this year. In January, the Capital One Bank at 155-14 Cross Bay Blvd. was robbed, as was a cell phone store at 107-02 Cross Bay Blvd in Ozone Park in March.

— Stephen Geffon

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