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Ossining Cell Phone Store Robbed at Gunpoint

OSSINING, N.Y. – An employee of a cell phone store on Main Street was rewiring cameras in the store on Tuesday after it was robbed at gunpoint on Dec. 27.

"Thank God nothing happened to me and hopefully they don't come back," the employee said as he stood on top of a glass case filled with cell phones to reach wires in the ceiling. The employee declined to give his name for safety reasons.

The employee was closing Elite commuications at 173 Main St. at around 8 p.m. on Dec. 27 when he was confronted by a black man wearing a winter face mask and brandishing a black handgun, police said.

The robber forced the employee to open the store, and once inside, he made him open the register. The robber then took $140 in cash from the cash register and fled northbound in the direction of the Aqueduct.

"It was fast, less than three minutes. He knew what he was doing, he checked it out," the employee said. "He knew I was going to close by myself, that's why he checked me out."

The employee told police the robber was wearing a maroon-colored sweatshirt, a dark vest, dark jeans and a cold weather face mask.

The robber had not been apprehended as of Tuesday.

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