Robbery and assault at Mill Basin Metro PCS store

Lowlifes grab cash and gadgets after pistol-whipping employee

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Three thugs bound and pistol-whipped employees of a Flatbush Avenue Metro PCS store before ripping off more than 100 phones and $2000 in cash last Friday, according to authorities.

The workers said the treacherous trio — all in masks and black clothes, with one carrying a handgun — burst into the shop at the corner of E. 45th Street at 2:30 pm.

“Get the f--- on the ground!” One of the goons ordered the employee closest to the door.

The employee dropped to the floor, and the thug held him down with a knee on his back. A second thug raided the register and snatched up the cash, while the third went toward the back of the store with the gun in hand and cracked the other worker on the skull. The thugs tied up the two employees, then grabbed the mobile devices from the shelves and fled in a silver truck, according to witnesses.

A Fire Department ambulance transported the injured employee to the hospital, and cops from the 63rd Precinct brought in a chopper to scan the streets for the get-away vehicle.

No arrests have been made.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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