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Two robbers tied up a 19-year-old woman and assaulted a 60-year-old man at a business in Williamsburg
The man and woman were taken to an area hospital and are expected to recover
One of the robbers was captured on surveillance video
Police are searching for two men who violently robbed a business in Williamsburg.
A Roebling Street business was targeted by the robbers around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, an encounter that sent two people in the business to the hospital.
Police say the men entered Y & I Accounting and demanded money. They tied up a 19-year-old woman at the business and attacked a 60-year-old man.
Surveillance video captured one of the suspects running away from the crime scene. They escaped with an unknown amount of cash.
Both of the victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital. The woman was treated and released and the man was listed in serious but stable condition.
Residents who live near the business were shocked to hear about the robbery Thursday night.
“Very unusual for any crimes to happen here. This is a very safe place to live in,” a resident named Gloria said.
A man said the two people who were injured are “very, very nice people.”
Police said an investigation is ongoing.