Police: 3 rob Freeport pawnshop of cash, jewelry

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Three men robbed a pawnshop in Freeport at gunpoint Friday morning, tying up one of the employees before leaving with cash and jewelry, Nassau County police said.

Police said the robbery took place at Freeport Cash for Gold on West Sunrise Highway.

At 10:51 a.m., three men -- two of them armed with black handguns -- entered the store, where two men, ages 29 and 61, were working, police said.

The men took credit cards and cash from the pocket of the 29-year-old employee, while the three men ushered both employees into a rear room and ordered them to open a safe, police said.

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After the younger employee opened the safe, the men tied up his hands, police said.

The robbers, all of whom wore dark, hooded sweatshirts and dark sunglasses, then left the store with cash and jewelry, driving west on Sunrise Highway in a dark Nissan Maxima, police said. The Nissan may have had a North Carolina plate.

The employees were not injured.

Police said anyone with information about the case to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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