Two alleged robbers have been arrested and Nassau County police are looking for three others involved in the gunpoint hold up of a Rockville Centre electronics store on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
Three men, at least one of whom was armed with a long-barreled revolver, announced a robbery at the RadioShack on Sunrise Highway, forcing the employees into the back room at 2:14 p.m., police said.
The trio stole cell phones, gaming systems and iPad tablets before they fled in a light-colored, older model, SUV with Florida license plates.
A witness called 911 and tried to follow the robbers when two men in a Chevrolet Camaro “continually impeded and blocked the path” of the witness’ vehicle, police said in a statement.
Police apprehended 28-year-old Jamar Parker of Hempstead and 25-year-old KaJuan Crawley of Brooklyn on Fulton Avenue in Hempstead.
Parker and Crawley were linked to a robbery attempt at a T-Mobile store in West Hempstead on Wednesday, police said.
They were charged with robbery and attempted robbery and will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous.