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Bozos! A gun-toting trio held up an electronics store wearing clown masks: Cops

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No funny business, now.

That’s the message that three armed robbers had for the employees and customers of a Bushwick electronics store, but the perps were hiding their identities behind incongruously cheery clown masks, cops sad.

The three gun-toting robbers, who had apparently been watching too much “Dark Knight” or perhaps “Quick Change,” starring Bill Murray, wore big smiles as they bagged thousands of dollars of cash and a sampling of pricey electronics from the store located on Broadway between Cooper and Moffat streets early Monday evening, according to police.

The clowns burst in with pistols at 5:25 pm and demanded that an employee open the safe, according to cops, who say the greedy bozos took $4,000 in cash and a variety of gadgets, including four iPad tablets, an iPad mini, and four Samsung Galaxy smartphones. They they turned on the customers, stealing a MetroPCS phone from one and a Blackberry from another, cops said.

The store has been shut down since the holdup and the owners did not return calls for comment.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
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John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
Is this supposed to be funny? Please forgive me for asking such a question on such a nice day.
Sept. 20, 2013, 11:58 am

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