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Gunman robs woman's clothing store in East Farmingdale, Suffolk police say

A gunman robbed a women's clothing store and a shopper in East Farmingdale Monday morning, tying three people up before getting away with cash, Suffolk County police said.

Armed with a handgun, the suspect entered Avenue, a store at Airport Plaza, about 10:30 a.m., when two employees were inside, authorities said.

During the holdup, a shopper came in, and the gunman ordered the workers and the customer into a backroom, where they were tied up, police said. The robber ran off with the customer's purse, police said.

The victims freed themselves and called 911, police said.

Store employees said no one was injured and declined to comment further.

The robber was described as 6 feet tall with a thin build, police said.

First Precinct detectives said anyone with information could call them at 631-854-8152 or contact Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

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