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 or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
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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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