A group of armed men held up the on Sunrise Highway early Thursday afternoon and made off with a slew of high-priced electronics, police said.
According to detectives, three black men entered the Radio Shack at 264 Sunrise Highway around 2:15 p.m. At least one of them brandished a long-barreled revolver and announced the robbery.
Police said employees were forced to the rear of the store while the three men bagged high-priced electronics including cell phones, gaming systems and iPad tablets. The subjects then fled with the merchandise out the front door and into a light-colored, older model SUV with Florida plates.
Police were notified by a witness who tried to chase the robbers. The witness was impeded by two additional subjects in a second vehicle — a yellow, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro — that continually blocked the path of the witness' car.
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The two subjects in the Camaro, Jamar Parker, 28, of Hempstead and KaJuan Crawley, 25, of Brooklyn, were eventually stopped by responding First Precinct officers on Fulton and North Franklin avenues in Hempstead and arrested without further incident.
After a subsequent investigation by Robbery Squad detectives, Parker and Crawley were linked to an attempted robbery that occurred at the T-Mobile store, located at 590 Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead on June 20 at 12:50 PM.
Parker and Crowley are charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree attempted robbery and will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead today.
Detectives are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls are confidential and all callers will remain anonymous,