Bridgeport Police Search for Men Who Attacked 6 Employees During Armed Robbery

Police are searching for the men who attacked six employees during the armed robbery of a Bridgeport auto shop Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, at least two armed suspects entered East Coast Auto Parts, Inc. at 14 River Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday and attacked six employees there. They demanded money and took cash from the business office and one of the employees’ cars, police said.

A deli driver pulling into the driveway at the time said he saw suspects running from the building and heard a gunshot as one of them tried to get into his van, according to police.

The driver backed out onto River Street in an effort to get away, where he collided with a minivan driving southbound. Police said neither driver was seriously injured.

Police used a K-9 to search the area of the Pequonnock River, where the suspects ran off, but couldn’t find them.

Authorities are investigating. Police said the shop employees were not hurt.

Anyone with information is urged to call Bridgeport police Det. Martin Heanue at 203-581-5242 or Det. Art Calvao at 203-581-5240.

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