New Haven Market Robbed at Gunpoint

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    New Haven police are searching for the men who robbed a market on George Street at gunpoint Saturday.

    The robbery occurred around 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Deli Haven Market at 794 George Street. A store customer told police she walked in and found the clerk visibly shaken. The employee told her he had been robbed at gunpoint, and the customer called police.

    She told officers that moments earlier, as many as five young men were pacing outside the door. She said they may have been gang members and believed had been involved in the robbery, police said.

    Several of the young men then entered the market, the store clerk told police. One approached the counter and another went behind it, pulling out a black gun and holding it to the clerk’s back, according to police.

    The suspect ordered the clerk to get down, then grabbed a pack of cigarettes and about $100 from the cash registered. He also searched the clerk’s pockets, but they were empty, police said.

    The gunman is described as dark skinned, stands 6 feet tall and has a thick build. Police said he was wearing a navy jacket with the word “Bulldogs” written on the front and a white circular symbol on the back. His jeans were light blue, and he wore black-and-white sneakers and a black face mask.

    Police describe the second suspect as a medium-skinned black man in his 20s with a mustache. Police said he’s about 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a gray jacket with black sleeves and a hood.

    Authorities are working to identify the suspects and are checking surveillance footage as part of the investigation.

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