Brazen thieves use hammer to rob dry cleaning business, attack employee who tries to stop them

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  • Three men rob New York dry cleaning business
  • One suspect uses hammer to smash up arcade machine
  • Employee throws items at men in effort to stop them
  • One suspect threw a stool at the worker

NEW YORK – Incredible surveillance footage shows suspects using a hammer to rob a dry cleaning business in New York.

The robbery happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday at “Professional Dry Cleaning” in the Bronx. One of the suspects used the hammer to bust open an arcade machine while a second suspect grabbed the coins. A third suspect stood outside as a lookout.

In the video, a man pounds the arcade machine multiple times with the hammer until he’s able to break it open. An employee throws items at the men, who dodge as they try to pull off the crime.

One of the suspects threw a stool at the employee, who suffered a cut on his ear and went to an area hospital for treatment.

Police were still looking for the men and said the robbery remains under investigation.

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