Clerk tied up during Roselle robbery

April 20, 2011 3:10:15 AM PDT
A young store clerk was tied up and robbed in Roselle, New Jersey, and the whole thing was caught on surveillance video.

The pair of robbers kept their backs to the cameras, and that might just give them away.

One wore a jacket with a distinctive green star on the back, flanked by colorful artwork.

The other wore a checkered hoody.

It happened at a Welsh Farms Convenience store in Roselle, New Jersey.

At 5:40 a.m. on Monday, a young female employee was getting ready to open for the day when one man knocked on the locked doors and said he just wanted to buy some water.

She let him in.

Seconds later, he returned the favor with a gun and ordered her to the office.

A second robber then entered and together they tied up the victim and made off with $6,000 to $7,000 in cash and lottery tickets.

The gunman is described as a light-skinned black male, 6 feet tall, thin, and wearing a black hoody with colorful symbols on the back.

The second suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male, also 6 feet tall, thin, and wearing a grey and black checkered hoody.

One of the store's regular customer's called the police after finding the 22-year-old clerk on the floor.

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