Employees tied up during robbery of payday loan store in Aurora

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(AURORA) Three men robbed a west suburban loan store, tying up two employees before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Payday Loan Store in the 900 block of East New York Street in Aurora, a statement from Aurora police said.

Three male suspects entered the store and one of them pulled a handgun, police said. Employees gave the men an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspects “tied up the two employees by their wrists in a small room in the back of the store and fled the scene,” police said.

The employees, a 23-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, were not injured.

The suspects were described as black males around 17 years old, 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, police said. One was wearing a red-and-gray checkered sweatshirt, dark pants and a red beanie. The second wore a gray hooded sweatshirt with writing on it, dark pants and a dark-colored beanie. The third had on a black-and-gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and dark-colored beanie.

Anyone with information should call police at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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