YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A west side wine shop was robbed by two masked men brandishing what police say was an Uzi-type machine pistol and a handgun.
According to a police report, a woman walked into the Mahoning Wine Shop on Mahoning Avenue at about 10:50 p.m. Monday and milled around the store for some time before using her phone to call or text someone.
Moments later, two men with guns stormed into the shop and pointed their weapons at the owner behind the counter. Without being asked, the owner emptied the cash register and handed over the money to the men saying, “Ok, Ok, calm down.”
One of the suspects went around the counter and took rolled coins from a drawer and appeared to know where they were.
The two suspects ran out of the store. The woman, who was hiding behind a shelf, also ran out.
The owner of the store called police the following day and filled out a report.He said he didn’t notify police that night because he became very upset, closed the store and went home, according to the report.
Surveillance video from the store shows the men storming in, however their faces were covered and the video is blurry, according to police.
The owner called police Tuesday informing them that he believes the woman, who police say was most likely a lookout for the robbers, came through the drive-thru of the store as a customer.