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Surveillance video captures robbery at Henderson pizzeria

An expensive problem seems to be growing for small business owners in Green Valley.

Alfredo Calderon, the owner of Gators Pizza, says he's a small time business owner, just trying to make a living.

"The reason I built this place was to be able to have a pizza place that serves the community," Calderon said.

But it's a task that can be almost impossible these days.

"It was just shocking -- like a vacuum," Calderon said. "You feel like someone has just ripped you off out of your heart."

The father and son duo just celebrated their one year anniversary with gators pizza. Calderon said he hoped it'd be a spot Green Valley High School students could go and unwind after school.

"They always complained that they didn't have a place to go," Calderon said.

However, the excitement dissipated over the weekend.

"I turned around and looked underneath, and my cash register was gone, so I was like 'okay now what,'" according to Calderon. "With the screwdriver, I could hear him going, 'Cluck -- cluck, and he opened up the lock."

The alleged thief didn't even know he was on camera.

"He went in the back, and he found my son's guitar; my son's laptop; the go pro," Calderon said.

According to other stores, the area has seen its fair share of break-ins.

"The place is trashed," said RJ Lunes, Wireless Phone Medics. "They stole customer phones, computers, laptops, also our parts have been stolen as well. The total value was around $20 and up."

Calderon says the thief took off with about $2,000.

"Well, for a small operation that we're growing, being a year and a couple of months open -- it hurts," said Calderon.

However, Calderon said the items stolen from his son hurt the worst.

"The stuff -- my son had worked so hard for it," Calderon said. "I mean he gets minimum wage. We are struggling to make it."

Anyone with any information about the brawl is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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