Crooks pistol-whip store owner; take selfies

Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 01:54:37-04

Glendale police are trying to track down three men accused in a violent robbery that used the very phones they ripped off to take selfies with the stolen cash.

The owner of the Jordan Market near Glendale and 64th Avenues says her store was closed because of a power outage and she was meeting two other men over business when three men stormed in ordering all three victims to the ground.

Sahar Ibrahim says one of the gunman pistol-whipped her because she was crying too much.

"I don't eat, I don't sleep, I have too much stress," said Ibrahim who had only been open a few months and has since closed the business with no plans to reopen.

The wife of one of the victims says her husband told her he feared for his life.

"He was like 'I didn't know if I was gonna see my son again,'" she said.

The robbers took everything the victims had, including jewelry, cash smartphones and even stole one of the victim's cars but later ditched it in a parking lot near 43rd Avenue and Glendale Road.

Time-stamped photos and even a video of the suspects taken at a pizza restaurant nearby made their way back to the victims who recognized one of the suspects who had taken off his mask as the three were leaving.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Glendale police.