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Robber shoots gas station clerk before demanding cash, witnesses say

A gas station clerk shot during a robbery early Saturday is hoping newly released surveillance video will help police catch the man who terrorized him, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The 48-year-old man was restocking shelves just after midnight at a Texaco in the 1900 block of Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta when he felt someone press a gun into his back.

Authorities are looking for this man in connection with a shooting that injured a Texaco gas station clerk. (Photo: Atlanta Police Department)

Surveillance footage obtained by Channel 2 shows the clerk turn his face to get a look at the gunman, who then appears to fire off at least one shot. The clerk said the man gave no demands before he was shot in the leg and the hand. 

He was forced behind the counter, where another store employee was hiding, Channel 2 reported. 

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“He said, ‘Move! I will shoot you!,’” the clerk said. The news station did not identify the victim, a father of three who drives an hour to work each way.

 

After grabbing cash from the second employee, witnesses told the news station the gunman ran out of the store and drove away in a tan van. 

The convenience store has posted a photo of the alleged robber in the window, hoping a customer might recognize him.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

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