Bronx bodega security program to receive more money

A security program aimed at protecting Bronx bodega employees against violence from robberies will soon be getting more money.

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and the president of the New York City Bodega Association announced Tuesday that $400,000 of federal money has been secured in the budget for Operation Safe Store. They say about 300 bodegas throughout the city will soon be equipped with cameras and other theft deterrence technology.

In 2003, the New York City Police Department launched the pilot program to reduce robberies in bodegas throughout the city. The NYPD will work with the NYC Bodega Association to choose which stores need the technology the most.

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