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Belmar game store robbery suspect sought by police

Lakewood Sentinel/Laura Hathaway

A manager of GameStop in the Belmar shopping center was zip-tied and left in his office, while a man robbed the store on the morning of Aug. 2.

The Lakewood Police Department has still not found the suspect, but is working with the Safe Streets Task Force to find him, said Mark Reeves, sergeant of property crimes.

The man entered the store at 7281 W. Alaska Drive while two children were looking at store items, the manager told police. When the children left, the man asked for assistance and made a quick phone call on his cell phone. He then pointed a silver revolver at the manager and demanded all the money in the register. He placed the money in a shopping bag and took two PlayStation 3 systems, worth $300 each.

The manager, the only employee working at the time, was forced into the back room, and bound with zip-ties.

The suspect took the manager's backpack and told him he would be back. When the door to the office closed, it locked and made it impossible for the robber to return. Read more...

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