Men accused of armed robbery spree at Brooklyn businesses

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Two men are accused of robbing two Brooklyn businesses in the span of an hour, police say.

The incidents happened on July 27, between 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Police say the two armed men first entered a book and card store on Flatlands Avenue and punched an employee in the face before pointing a gun at him. The men got away with $8,000 in cash, $3,500 worth of lotto tickets and the clerk’s wallet.

Just an hour later, police say the two struck again, this time at a laundromat on E. 102nd Street.

Law enforcement officials say the men entered the store, and forced an employee into a back office at gunpoint. They got away with $500 before running away.

The men are described as both being between 20 and 25 years old.

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

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