The two armed men who tied up hostages and attempted to rob a Venice T.J. Maxx store on Tuesday night appear to have fled before police arrived. .. And that’s where the story takes a strange twist.
Police refused Wednesday morning to release any description of the two men who went into the store at closing time with guns and tied up customers and employees.
Police also wouldn’t say whether they have suspects or whether citizens should be on the lookout for anyone.
When police arrived on the scene Tuesday night, they believed the gunmen were still in the store and were holding the customers and employees hostage. Witnesses told police that the men were holding about 10 workers and customers hostage.
“There was conflicting information from witnesses that the suspects were inside,” said Lt. Eric Hill.