2 Verizon Wireless employees pistol whipped during attempted robbery in Crown Heights

Two Verizon Wireless store employees were pistol whipped after a man attempted to rob them in Crown Heights, police say.

Two Verizon Wireless store employees were pistol whipped after a customer attempted to rob them in Crown Heights, police say.

Two Verizon Wireless store employees were pistol whipped after a customer attempted to rob them in Crown Heights, police say. (2/24/17)

BROOKLYN - Two Verizon Wireless store employees were pistol whipped after a man attempted to rob them in Crown Heights, police say. 

The incident happened Tuesday inside the Verizon Wireless store on Franklin Avenue around 11 a.m.

Police say a man wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and black ski mask walked into the store with a gun and demanded merchandise.

After the employees refused, police say the suspect pistol whipped them before running away.

A  31-year-old and a 54-year-old were transported to Coney Island Hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS

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