Retail worker tied up during robbery

A masked gunman robbed a retail store on North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst Monday, according to employees there.



Police have not released any details, but officials locked down William Rall Elementary School temporarily.



Nelson Collado, who was working his first shift as a cashier at the Rainbow Shops clothing store in Lindenhurst, says that a man armed with a gun bound his hands with zip ties at around 10 a.m. 



Collado's mom and aunt were also in the store and bound, he says.



When two customers came into the store during the robbery, witnesses say the man tied them up as well and took their money.



Collado says that the gunman took about $1,000 in cash from the register.



The store manager says that there are no surveillance cameras in the store.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."