Man in dress, pair in fake beards rob Radio Shack, cops say

Police are searching for three men -- one in a purple and pink dress; two with fake beards -- who robbed a Radio Shack on Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead on Sunday, brandishing a handgun and tying up two employees.

No one was injured.

Nassau County police said the robbery took place at 6:55 p.m., when the trio entered the store, flashed the gun and took two male employees to a rear storage room, where they were tied up. The three then stole what police called "an assortment of electronics equipment" before fleeing on foot.


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Police said the robbers are all believed to be in their 20s or early 30s. One wore a pink and purple dress, cargo shorts, a blonde wig, sunglasses, a fisherman-style bucket hat and old sneakers.

Another wore a fisherman hat, sunglasses, fake black beard, gray hooded sweatshirt and old sneakers, while the third wore a black hooded sweatshirt, fake black beard, fisherman hat and blue jeans.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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