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Masked Robbers Order Bodega Workers to Ground, Threaten to Shoot Them: Police

Two masked teens stormed into a Brooklyn bodega and forced three workers to the ground while threatening to shoot them, police say.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the robbery on Monday in the hopes of finding the two teens who robbed the bodega at Jefferson Avenue and Marcus Garvey Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant last week.

The teens walked into the bodega wearing masks on Wednesday evening, police said. One teen, who was wearing a white glove, jumped over the counter and began taking cash from the register as the second teen walked behind the counter with a handgun.

There, he ordered Alam Samsul and two other men working at the store to the ground and said he would shoot them if they didn’t comply, police said. 

"The guy who was with the gun, he told everybody to lay down or otherwise they would shoot us," Samsul said.

The robbers grabbed more money and ran out of the bodega with $1,000 in cash.

"It was a matter of 30, 39 seconds, they took everything from us," Samsul said.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the robbery, police said. 

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