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Burbank computer store robbed at gunpoint

October 17, 2010|By Veronica Rocha

BURBANK — A store employee was injured Saturday morning when four masked thieves forced their way into a computer store and robbed it at gunpoint, police said.

The thieves forced their way into a rear entrance of the Melrose Mac computer store on the 2400 block of West Olive Avenue just as three employees were starting their shifts at about 10:10 a.m., according to the Burbank Police Department.

The thieves ordered the employees to lay on the ground as they snatched several laptops, iPhones and an unknown amount of cash, police said.

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A fourth employee entered the shop during the robbery and called police. That’s when the thieves fled.

One of the employees suffered a minor injury during the robbery

The thieves, who were described as men, fled in a white vehicle, police said.

Anyone with details about the robbery is asked to call Sgt. Tony DeSantis at (818) 238-3242.

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