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Cops hope video sheds light on Troy robbery

Sketch of man seen near deli right before robbery Sketch of man seen near deli right before robbery
Image from surveillance footage, showing attack Image from surveillance footage, showing attack

TROY -- Troy police are looking for your help to find two men who held up a convenience store at knifepoint over the weekend.

Surveillance video released on Tuesday shows two masked men robbing the Congress Street Deli on Saturday night, just before midnight.

In the footage, the suspects are seen entering with knives in hand. One robber pushes an employee to the back of the store as the other pushes the cashier behind the counter.

A struggle ensued between one of the suspects and an employee. The robber eventually won.

The video then shows the robbers running through the store, tearing down racks and shoving items off the shelves before exiting out the back.

Before it was all over, employees were slashed in the leg, hand and head. The robbers got away with cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.

Congress Street Deli owner Ali Hamid explained, "The one got a gun and the one got a knife and they beat (my employee) up a lot, and the blood all over, and they knocked out everything around, and they run out the back door."

Hamid described the pair as tall, black males wearing black pants, sweatshirts and gloves.

Troy police tell NEWS10 they have more video of the robbers but are not releasing it at this time. They have, however, released a composite drawing of a man a witness says was near the deli acting strangely right before the robbery happened, given he was wearing a heavy sweatshirt in summer.

If you have any information on identity or whereabouts of the men involved in the robbery, you're asked to call Troy police.

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