Connecticut Liquor Store Owner Sends Armed Suspect Packing

posted on December 7, 2015

A man entered a liquor store in Bridgeport, Conn., producing a firearm and demanding cash from the woman at the cash register—the owner’s wife, as it turned out. “When he said, ‘Give me the money,’ my wife, she opened the register,” said owner John Alves. “That’s why I cocked my gun and I point it at him.” Surveillance video reveals the panicked suspect exiting the premises at top speed. 

No one was injured in the incident, and police are still searching for the suspect. The Alves family has operated the liquor store for nearly twenty years and has experience dealing with armed robbers. The owner’s son expressed amusement at the outcome: “All I could do is kind of just laugh ‘cause it’s amateurish, very amateurish.”

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