5 Verizon employees taped up during armed robbery

(FIle: CBS)

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Verizon store on Veterans Parkway Thursday night.

Police say four suspects came into the rear of the store, overpowered five Verizon employees, taped them up and stole an unknown amount of cell phones.

The armed robbery happened around 9:30 Thursday night.

News 3 reached out to Verizon and they responded with the following statement, it reads:

“Though we cannot comment on the details of an ongoing investigation, we are fully cooperating with authorities,” says Kate Jay, Public Relations for the Southeast Market.

Police are searching for the suspects involved.

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