Manhunt Continues for Norwood Bodega Bandits

Police are looking for the two armed gunman who robbed the Express Deli on Bainbridge Avenue. Photo by David Greene

Police are looking for the two armed gunman who robbed the Express Deli on Bainbridge Avenue. Call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS. Photo by David Greene

by David Greene
Detectives continue to search for the two brazen bandits who robbed a deli at gunpoint in Norwood, clearing out the cash register of nearly $2,000.
Another surveillance photo shows the two suspects fleeing north on Bainbridge Avenue after the stick-up.  Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Another surveillance photo shows the two suspects fleeing north on Bainbridge Avenue after the stick-up. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD has released surveillance photos and video of the incident that took place at the Express Deli, located at 3226 Bainbridge Avenue at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6.

One police source stated, “The two individuals approached the store’s employees, brandished handguns and demanded money. One of the two individuals removed approximately $2,000 in cash from the register and the other removed the employees cell phones,” before fleeing north on Bainbridge Avenue.
The brazen gunmen forced the two employees and a customer to the back of the store and took their cellphones before making their getaway, no injuries were reported.
A surveillance photo of one of the suspected gunman before entering the store.  Photo courtesy of the NYPD

A surveillance photo of one of the suspected gunman before entering the store. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Detectives continue to view the surveillance video for clues and forensics experts continue to look at a glove left at the scene by one of the assailants.
A surveillance photo shows a second gunman who entered the store. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

A surveillance photo shows a second gunman who entered the store. Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police described the two suspects as black males, each wearing black hooded jackets and black pants.

According to worker’s at the store, the Express Deli opened 11 years ago and this was the first time they had ever been held-up.
Omar, an employee explained, “It was my cousin and another worker who works overnight. They were very shaken up because they had their guns on them.”
Omar added, “I think they were young kids from the neighborhood. They came in like they knew us already, they seemed to know where everything was inside the store.”
The employees claimed police never followed up after the initial report and were surprised when several television news crews showed up two days later, shortly after police released the surveillance video.
According to the NYPD, the two suspects remain at large. Anyone with any information on the pair are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS, all calls remain confidential.
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