Fernando Mateo of the Bodega Association of the U.S. said he is working with the city to try to provide subsidized bullet-proof vests for bodega owners.
A wake will be held Tuesday for the bodega worker who was accidentally shot by a police officer while fleeing a gunpoint robbery in the Bronx.
Family Of Man Killed In Bronx Police Shooting Demands Justice, Mother Passes Out During Press Conference
Ana Cuevas was showing signs of strain when she arrived for a meeting with the Bronx District Attorney on Sunday. An hour later she fainted during a press conference, the stress seemed to overwhelm her.
Store clerk Reynaldo Cuevas died early Friday morning after fleeing from Natalie Grocery at 169th Street and Franklin Avenue in the Morrisania section, said NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Police say two men followed Anselmo Parras home Wednesday and burst into his apartment, looking for cash.
Police say a 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday night outside of a Bodega near his home in Crown Heights.
A frustrated Fernando Delarosa said he hopes police “catch those guys” soon.
In each robbery, the thieves got away with cash. No one was hurt, but the threat of violence was enough to scare people who live nearby and frequent the stores.
Authorities said the men entered each of the locations wearing ski masks and displayed either a shotgun or handgun before removing cash from the store registers.