PHOENIX - Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a Phoenix bridal shop while holding a woman at gunpoint Wednesday.
Alma Primero was working alone, but had her 4-year-old son with her at the El Palacio Bridal Shop at 29th Avenue and McDowell Road Wednesday morning when a couple entered the store.
"They were nicely dressed," said Primero. She was helping another lady when they came into the shop.
The man quickly pulled out a gun and forced her to the back room searching for cash. He emptied her cash drawer while the woman he was with cleared out thousands of dollars in merchandise from the front of the store including tiaras, jewelry and Primero's purse.
"I kept thinking about my son," Primero said. "I thought, 'Is he going to shoot me right in front of my son because I don't have any more money?'"
Primero said the man had the gun pointed to her back or head almost the whole time.
Before they left, they tied Primero up in the back room.
"He let me hold my son and then tied me up," she said. She got loose and called for help.
Primero's family owns the shop and it has been open at that location for seven years.
The family is now installing surveillance cameras.
Police are searching for two suspects, a Hispanic man and a Hispanic woman in their early to mid-20s.
The car is a newer model grey sedan, possibly a Nissan.
Primero said they were very calm. She isn't sure if the woman she was helping prior to the robbery could have had something to do with it by possibly keeping her busy while they plotted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix Police or Silent Witness at (480) Witness.
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