Caught on Cam: Man Storms Local Bodega With Gun Drawn

A pregnant woman is thankful that her life and the life of her unborn child were spared following an armed robbery at a West Philadelphia bodega.

Giselle Jaquez says she was helping her aunt, Emelanie Rodriquez, at her family's bodega on S. 54th Street when a masked man stormed into the store with his gun drawn.

Not only were Jaquez and her aunt in the bodega at the time of the robbery, so was the victim's two-year-old daughter.

"I was scared and worried because my baby was right there too," says Jaquez. "I'm pregnant."

The incident, which was caught on the store's surveillance cameras, happened just before lunchtime Thursday.

Jaquez tells NBC10 that she was standing behind the counter when the masked man barged in, pushed Rodriguez to the corner of the store and held a gun to her head before turning the gun to her.

Jaquez says she shoved money into the man's hands before a customer came in and scared him off. The gunman took off running.

Police are reviewing the surveillance video. Anyone with information on the crime is urged to call police.

"Their heart is like a rock, they don't feel nothing for nobody," says Jaquez of her attacker.

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