Police: Arrest made in armed robbery at Meatball Shop

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Police say they have made an arrest in the armed robbery of a Bedford Avenue restaurant. 

Tony Thomas, 38, was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. 

Authorities say two men entered "The Meatball Shop" armed with a handgun and demanded money on Wednesday. 

They ordered a worker into the basement where they made him open the restaurant's safe – then forced him into a stand-up freezer. 

They fled with $2,000. 

The second suspect is still on the loose. 
 

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