Video: Thief forces 6-year-old boy into closet at gunpoint during Brooklyn cell phone store robbery


A brazen robber robbed a Brooklyn cellphone store with a 6-year-old boy inside, forcing the tot and his parents at gunpoint into a closet as he raided a safe , a video of the scary heist shows.

The armed scammer broke into a Gravesend T-Mobile store on Avenue X at W. 1st St., just five minutes before the store closed at 8 p.m. Thursday, cops said.

“There are customers all over the store,” a law enforcement source said.

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The thief had a bag on one hand as he ordered customers and employees to get down, and when they moved away from him he ordered them to go into the closet, barking, “Don’t be a hero.”

The video shows the little boy walking towards the thief, seemingly unaware of the danger, before his parents reach out to lead him away.

“He is with his parents. The child does not even know what is happening. He stands there in wonder,” the source said.

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A store employee frantically opened a safe to give the shooter what he wanted, police said. The video shows the thief looking into the safe – with what appears to be a visible silver handgun in one hand.

In total, the robber fled with a hundred cell phones before fleeing. None of the employees or customers inside were injured.

Cops released video of the robbery Monday and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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