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Employee tied up during robbery at check cashing business

Some scary moments for an employee at a check cashing business, after police say he was tied up and locked in a back room during a robbery.

Richmond Police say the man was bound to a chair inside the Check Exchange on Big Hill Avenue for nearly two hours, before other employees finally found him and called police.

We're told around 6:30 Monday morning, an employee arrived at the Check Exchange, then relocked the door.

At that point, police say he was confronted by a man wearing a mask.

Police say that man ordered the employee to the back of the store, tied him to a chair, then taped his mouth shut.

Police say there was also a second intruder in the building the employee couldn't see.

Police say the suspects then left, and the employee said he heard a car drive away.

The employee's co-workers found him tied up around 8:30 a.m.

Police say one of the robbers is around 5'11", and about 230 pounds. That suspect wore black gloves, blue jeans, and white athletic shoes at the time of the robbery.

Police say the robbers got away with a safe containing money. Police say they also stole video equipment from the store.

So far, no arrests have been made.


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