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Pair robs Thrift Store in Plymouth

Two men used gun to take money in morning robbery

January 31. 2014 11:42PM

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PLYMOUTH — Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Thrift Store on Martz Court Friday morning.

Chief Myles Collins said two men entered the business minutes after the store manager unlocked the doors at about 8:30 a.m. The manager had propped the door open for other employees as the store did not open until 9 a.m., Collins said.

Collins said the suspects forced the manager to an office and told her to lie down and not move for five minutes. The suspects removed several rolls of coins from the office, and told the manager they knew there was more money in the store.

Collins said the suspects went to the cash register area and grabbed a money bag before leaving the store.

A silver and black handgun was displayed during the robbery, police said.

Collins said before the manager unlocked the doors, she was driving on Beade Street and noticed a slow moving black Mercedes in front of her. The Mercedes parked near a stop sign at Martz Court as the manager passed the car, and proceeded to park in front of the Thrift Store.

The suspects drove away in the Mercedes last seen on Beade Street.

Police said the suspects are black men, 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

One suspect wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, dark sneakers and what appeared was a white surgical mask concealing his face.

The other suspect wore a blue jacket, blue pants, dark boots, a black winter watch cap and a gray scarf over his face.

No injuries were reported.

The store was closed for about one hour after the robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 911.

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