Paterson liquor store owner fights back when store is robbed

A Paterson liquor store owner would not allow two men to rob his store and point guns at his employees.



The Camilo Liquor Store has 29 surveillance cameras and three large monitors inside to let anyone know they are being recorded. But that didn't stop two thieves from attempting to rob the store two weeks ago.



"Two guys showed up with masked and pointed a gun at my brother and said 'Stick 'em up,'" owner Jose Camilo says.



Camilo also owns a gun and he fired it at the would-be robbers through the Plexiglas window encasing the store's counter, but the shots missed.



The two suspects ran out of the store following the shots. Camilo ran after them, but they were gone. The incident was caught on the store's surveillance system.



"Yeah, they don't care (sic)," Camilo says. "They even have masks and gloves and they don't care."



Camilo says that he carries a gun to protect his store and his employees. He says that his store has been robbed at gunpoint twice and burglarized twice in the seven years he has been in business.



The owner says he has kept the shell casing from the bullet he fired as a reminder.



Anyone who may have any information about the attempted robbery is asked to call Paterson police.


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