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Robbery at Verizon store in Greece leaves community concerned

Updated: 06/19/2014 6:29 PM
Created: 06/19/2014 4:52 PM WHEC.com

Three Verizon stores in Greece, Gates and Irondequoit have all been robbed at gunpoint over the course of the last month. Now, some parents told us they're now concerned about safety.

There is a security guard in this Verizon store Thursday, who we're told wasn't here Wednesday night. This is where a man and woman with a hand gun took an unknown amount of electronics. That news isn't sitting well with many who use the family arcade next door.

Greece resident Sierra Burnice says, "I feel like it's the perfect place to bring the kids."

But Thursday, Sierra Burnice says she has a different perspective on her way into Chuck E. Cheese with her family - because of what happened directly next door at Verizon.

Burnice says, "That's like a major shock and it's also shocking that they're open right now."

After police say an armed duo came in to that Verizon store with a gun and stole electronics.

Burnice says, "Chuck E. Cheese is still open then. So, imagine they wouldn't have gone to Verizon. Imagine if they would have came there and there's a whole bunch of kids."

Investigators say there were customers in the Verizon store at the time, but no one was hurt. Greece police are not giving us many details - they're calling it a delicate investigation. But they say Wednesday night's crime in Greece is connected to a similar one at an Irondequoit store. Either way, parents say they're hoping for more parking lot surveillance.

Burnice says, "They got to have security or something over here especially that late. It's a kid environment."

We're still trying to get more details from investigators -- including surveillance video. Some of that may be available Friday.





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