Video released in robbery of East Coast Auto Parts in Bridgeport

Investigators say two men held up East Coast

Investigators say two men held up East Coast Auto Parts on River Street Tuesday.

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police have released new video of an armed robbery at an auto body shop earlier this week.

Investigators say two men held up East Coast Auto Parts on River Street Tuesday.

Police say the suspects had all six employees on the ground with their weapons aimed at them. They also stole $4,500 from a car's glove compartment.

The video then shows a delivery truck driving up to the shop. When the driver sees what's going on, he backs up and hits one of the suspects, causing a gun to fire. The suspect then limps across the yard.

Bruno Soares, co-owner of the shop, says the other gunman is seen getting out of his partner's car and running away with the money.

The suspects were last seen running toward the Pequonnock River.

Police searched the river and have several strong leads. They say they hope to make an arrest soon.

The owner says he saw a man on a moped casing out the business on several occasions before the robbery.

Police are asking anyone with information to call them.

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Armed Robbery At East Coast Auto In Bridgeport

Detective Martin Heanue : 203-581-5242 Detective Art Calvao : 203-581-5240 Bridgeport Police Department : 203-581-5000

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