Three men were arrested early Thursday on suspicion of holding up a videocassette rental store the previous evening, authorities said.
Police spokeswoman Jo Ann Bonkowski said two men entered the Reel Video store on Bushard Street about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and asked the clerk for a certain videocassette.
The two men followed her to a back room, where the cassette was kept. There, they overpowered her and tied her up with a shoelace, Bonkowski said. The unidentified clerk was left in a bathroom while the two men made off with the store's cash register, she said.
They escaped in a waiting car, a 1976 Chevrolet sedan driven by a third man, Bonkowski said.
A customer in an adjoining store who saw the holdup notified police and gave them the getaway car's license plate number, Bonkowski said.