Employees tied up during cell phone store robbery in west Harris Co.

February 8, 2013 8:56:53 PM PST
Investigators spent Friday night on the scene of a crime that's becoming all too common in our area -- another cell phone store has been robbed. But this time, the employees were tied up.

It's substantially similar to another Cricket robbery this week. The owner of both of those stores has share unbelievable surveillance video of two the suspects.

This latest robbery happened just after closing time at a Cricket store off Highway 6 near Westpark.

At first, the two men acted like they were going to buy phones but then they end up tying up two employees, a man and woman. The suspects rough up the employees, lay them down on the floor and place large posters on top of them so they can't see anything or move.

Then the employees say the suspects threatened to killed them.

"A knife, I see easily so they just say, 'Open the door, open the door.' I say can't do it. He said, 'If you don't open I'll just kill you,'" employee Hassan Baig said.

In all, store employees say the thieves got away with about $2,000 worth of merchandise, including iPhone 5s.

Employees also said Harris County deputies arrived about 30 minutes after they pressed the panic button.

The suspects may have left in a silver Honda.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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