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Detectives Investigate Armed Robbery in Bridgeport

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(CBS Connecticut) – Detectives are investigating an armed robbery of a business located on River Street in Bridgeport that took place on Tuesday afternoon.

Officer Christopher Martin, along with other police officials, responded to East Coast Auto at 14 River St. at approximately 2 p.m.

Police learned that two armed men accosted six employees at the business demanding money. The men escaped with the money stolen form the business office and from the car of one of the employees.

During the course of the robbery, a delivery driver pulled into the driveway on 14 River St. and witnessed the two suspects escaping the building. The driver stated that one of the suspects attempted to get into his van and, fearful, he put the vehicle in reverse and backed out onto River Street, where he collided with a minivan traveling south.

Neither motorist suffered serious injuries. The driver of the van stated that he heard a gunshot as the suspect attempted to enter his vehicle.

The suspects then fled the scene running on foot toward the Pequonnock River. Police set up a perimeter and searched the area on foot and using a police K-9.

The incident remains under investigation by detectives.

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