- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New York City man is headed to prison for his role in an armed robbery at a New Jersey electronics store in which five victims were tied up.

Federal prosecutors say 28-year-old Unique Randolph, of Brooklyn, received an 11-year sentence Monday. He also will have to serve three years of supervised release once he’s freed from prison.

Randolph had pleaded guilty last year to committing a robbery and using a firearm in furtherance of that robbery.

Prosecutors say that Randolph and another man had weapons while robbing the store in Paramus in January 2013. They said Randolph took three store employees and a customer into the back room and forced them to lie on the floor while he used zip ties to bind their arms and legs.

While the two men were looting cellphones at the store, a delivery service employee happened to walk into the backroom and then tried to leave. But the robbers stopped him at gunpoint and brought him into the backroom.

While the other robber aimed his firearm at the delivery service employee, Randolph forced him to lie on the floor and bound his arms and legs. The two robbers then fled with the stolen cellphones.

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