VIDEO: Cops Take Down Crew Of Armed Teens Robbing Verizon Store

Four armed teens were arrested on charges of kidnapping and aggravated robbery with a gun.

Streetsboro, OH – Streetsboro police have arrested four armed teens who barged into a Verizon store and robbed an employee at gunpoint (video below).

The incident occurred at the Verizon store on Route 14 just before 10:30 a.m. on July 17, after a witness saw four teens with their faces covered out in the parking lot, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

The witness immediately called 911, and told the dispatcher that at least one of the suspects appeared to be holding a gun.

“The Verizon’s getting robbed!” he said.

Surveillance footage showed the armed teens as they burst into the store and ran towards a back room.

A suspect wearing a red hooded sweatshirt then shoved a store employee to the ground, held a gun to his head, and demanded that he open the store’s safe, WOIO reported.

While three of the robbers rummaged around the office area, the fourth attacker bound the employee’s hands behind his back, the video showed.

The attackers cleared out the register and stole other items from the store, WOIO reported.

But the would-be heist was disrupted within three minutes, when police arrived at the front door just as two of the robbers were walking out of the back room area, Streetsboro Police Chief Darin Powers told the news outlet.

The employee – who was still bound – took the opportunity to run out the front of the store, security footage showed.

Bodycam footage showed the officers as they ordered the suspects to show their hands and get onto the ground.

Two of the would-be robbers complied, and were taken into custody on the floor of the store showroom.

Officers then made their way to the back room, where one suspect was found hiding inside what appeared to be a closet.

The teen in the red hooded sweatshirt was found curled up under a desk nearby.

Investigators recovered one handgun at the scene.

“The good thing about this incident is there’s no back door in Verizon so we only had to cover one door,” Chief Powers told WOIO. “Our officers responded very calmly, took these gentlemen into custody without anyone hurt, without suspects getting hurt, and we’re very fortunate the clerk wasn’t hurt as well.”

All four juveniles were charged with kidnapping and aggravated robbery with a gun.

You can watch footage of the officers’ encounter with the armed teen robbers in the video below:

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Jones24
Jones24

Wow great job!!

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

They looked so stupid they didn't know what to do. That one POS must of walked back and forth 20 times! 🤣 Glad the store employee is ok and the customer called 911.

Any_One
Any_One

Good job! Now if they could only set up a sting to catch those groups of 8 or 10 fellas who flash mob the Apple Stores, that would be awesome!

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

That was about the worst planned robbery in the history of robberies, almost as good as the two assclowns that tried to rob the pawn shop, one guy was killed by the shop owner in like 10 seconds...beautiful.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job officers

gfc1963
gfc1963

Hope they get a long sentence. Not so brave and tough now are they?? And HCD and Burgers - where are you now??

GForce48
GForce48

Good guys (cops & citizenry) win...bad guys (pos) lose...no injuries! Nice job officers!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Wow, parents bursting the buttons on their shirts in pride for raising more little darlin thugs and letting them out into society..........Oh, what a happy, happy day.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

What no comments from Hamburger Helper, Mirxest, ManPiglet, LOW-EST IQ, Tfart?? We all thought fo sho, fo sho you'd all be cheering on these "genius" Ocean's 4 lowlife animals.

observer1
observer1

Where's a Muslim judge when we need him, the type that has thieve's hands chopped off?

Truckerdude
Truckerdude

Awwww they were only looking for Skittles. Hehe

Bluemoon135
Bluemoon135

Too bad no Fur Missile available. The POS under the desk would have been a tasty treat!

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

I hope they were charged as adults...

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Typical 13%er ghetto gang! What is it about robbing cellular stores?? Hopefully some liberal DA or judge doesn't give them some slap on the wrist. Sorry piece of shit hoodlums!! Even with the video evidence staring you in the face, their families will be crying "deys gud boys. Y'all bees racist and shest. How else he's post to get money for hes school clothes and jordans?" F**king lunatics!!!

iamgideon
iamgideon

They did comply, they didn't want to die. It is that easy. Well done LEO's

BlueMooseCode4
BlueMooseCode4

WTF? Gentlemen? Fricking COP has been consumed by the political correctness and does not have the balls to call them what they are. Scum.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

They’re lucky to be alive. Next time, they try to pull off something like this, they shouldn’t be. We don’t need punks like this who’ll move up to something worse on their next attempt. And I say that because they’re juveniles and will be out and probably slapped with probation, the way these courts are going now a days.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

AWESOME JOB!!!

retiredcop
retiredcop

and they survived because they complied.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

FUCKIN BLACK SAVAGE THUGS !!!!!!!

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BULLITT1
BULLITT1

I'm glad that employee is OK-awesome job by the police and the citizen that called in-the judge needs to throw the key away on these punks.....you punks need to get a job and earn a living , and quit stealing..

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Blacks again what a shock

littlerock
littlerock

Then they wonder why there is an issue with hoodies.

Stanracer
Stanracer

There's a lesson here......

Blue155
Blue155

Too bad they were all juveniles. Probation at most.