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Elderly couple describes being held up in electronics store

Surveillance cameras in New York captured the moment when two gunmen held up a 74-year-old owner of an electronics store at gunpoint.

One of the suspects hit the victim in the back of the head while the other stole $1500, reports CBS New York.

The footage also shows one of the suspects tripping and stumbling to the ground during the robbery.

It happened on Friday morning on Canal Street in SOHO.

The 74-year-old victim suffered bruising to the back of his head. His 72-year-old wife walked in and was pushed and dragged to the ground as she screamed.

“I was very scared…he pulled me to the ground and I couldn’t get up,” she said. “And I started screaming and he said, ‘Stop, I’m going to kill you’… I’m very concerned walking the streets, I’m going to have to watch my back,” she said exclusively to Cefaan Kim of ABC7.

The station reports that two people sweeping the sidewalk outside heard the commotion and scared the gunman off.

“It’s very scary that they knew that much information about us, about especially about the kids,” said the owners’ son Jeffrey Kwan.

He said his parents are still feeling the impact of the emotional trauma. He said both thought they were going to die. They’ve owned the store for almost 50 years and this is the first time something like this has happened to them.

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