Monday, January 24, 2011

Police Say Armed Robbers Tied Up Victims

Cookeville police are investigating the armed robbery of a Hispanic business on North Washington Avenue Sunday night. Police say the Tienda Los Angeles store was robbed at gunpoint by two men who came into the business just after 10 pm.  One of them pulled out a gun and ordered the owners to lie on the floor. The robbers tied them up with duct tape and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and the telephone from the business. The men also reportedly told the victims that they would be killed if they called police. Authorities say the two were able to get their hands free and called 911 after the robbers left.  The suspects were described as Hispanic males, who were wearing hooded sweatshirts, but police say the men were strangers to the business owners.  Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the police department.