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Police Investigate Bridgeport Grocery Store Robbery

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    Robberies In Bridgeport

    Police are trying to determine if 2 men are responsible for 3 or more robberies in Bridgeport. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014)

    The search is on for two men in Bridgeport after police say they robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday.

    Police say the crime happened at Los Primos at 64 Roosevelt St. just before 1 p.m.

    Fello Custodio, the owner at Los Primos, is furious not only because his business was robbed, but because his daughter was the victim.

    "We're mad," he said. "Everybody's mad."

    He's thankful these men didn't harm his family. Fello has been doing this for 20 years.

    His daughter Brenda recounted how the suspect pointed a gun at her.

    "He aimed it at me. It didn't get to touch me," said Brenda Custodio.

    Surveillance video showed the 45 seconds this woman had to endure standing behind the counter of this convenience store Tuesday.

    "At first I didn't really want to believe it I thought it was a joke," she added. "I threw everything on the counter and just stepped back."

    Cameras show the men walking past the store first, even down to the next block before circling back to go in and pounce

    "He's like give me your money and don't say nothing," Brenda said. "I said okay we're going to give you what you want."

    That video shows the men police are looking for run off down Roosevelt Street. Now investigators are trying to determine if these men robbed a postal worker at gunpoint last weekend as well as a gas station two weeks ago.

    Investigators believe the suspects could be responsible for other crimes, a link based on the weapon that was used in each robbery. The owner says his cousin's bodega a half mile from Los Primos was also robbed last week.

    If you know the men in the video, call Bridgeport police.