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Store clerk shot during robbery

Dale Lezo, Houston Chronicle
Published 11:48 am, Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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A clerk was shot during a robbery at a convenience store in north Houston late Tuesday night.

The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m. at the B and L Market at 1727 Berry near Burden, said John Cannon, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department.

Cannon said the 69-year-old man, whose name has not bee released, was rushed to Ben Taub General Hospital. He had been shot in the leg. His condition was not released, but the wound is considered non life-threatening.

Cannon said witnesses told investigators the clerk's 48-year-old co-worker had taken out the trash in the parking lot when he was approached by three men who wore white shirts to cover portions of their faces. One of the men punched the worker in the face and the trio dragged him into the store.

Cannon said the suspects then kicked open the door that led to the cash register behind the counter. They shot the clerk in the leg. They took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and dashed out of the store.

The co-worker was not seriously injured.

No description of the men was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713 308-0700 or Crime Stoppers 713 222-TIPS.