Suspects zip-tie Virginia Beach Sprint employees before robbing store at gunpoint

Posted at 8:48 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 09:02:27-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach Police say three men robbed a Sprint store at gunpoint on Black Friday, and they need your help finding them.

On November 23, the three suspects entered the store at 2704 North Mall Drive. They pulled out handguns and ordered the two employees into the back office, where they forced them to open the safe.

Police say the suspects then zip-tied the employees and left them on the floor.

Germain Carter, a Sprint employee who helped close the store that night, says he thought he was going to die.

"This is my last day. This is my last over some iPhones. That's what was going through my head. Scary," says Carter, Sprint employee.

The suspects stole more than $44,000 worth of Apple products before fleeing on foot behind the business. Authorities believe they left the area in an unknown vehicle.

Sprint employees on North Mall Drive say the store has since beefed up security. Employees also say they close the store an hour earlier.

Virginia Beach Police say the culprits appear to be the same suspects from an armed robbery in Norfolk.

Anyone who has information about this robbery or can identify the suspects is asked to contact Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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