3 Charged in Gates Armed Robbery

A parolee and two other men are facing charges in Saturday's armed robbery at the Verizon Wireless store on Lyell Avenue.

Gates police say the robbers pointed guns at the customers and employees, announced a robbery, and took $25,000 worth of iPhones.

A security company tracked the stolen phones. At the same time, Gates police got information about a parolee with an active ankle monitor had been tracked in the area.

The suspects, including the parolee, were caught at a gas station on Brooks Avenue.

Police recovered the phones and a handgun.

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