Armed Man Holds Upper East Side H&M Employees at Gunpoint

An armed man ordered employees to get on the floor of an Upper East Side H&M store before making off with about $8,000 in cash, police said Sunday.

The man walked into the store on East 86th Street shortly before midnight Saturday, then ushered several employees to the back and told them to lie on the floor, police said.

The man, who was wearing all gray and carrying a silver gun, instructed a manager to empty cash registers into a plastic shopping bag; the manager gave him about $8,000 in cash from the closed out registers, according to police.

There was no immediate arrest.

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