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June 12, 2014
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Store clerk shot, robbed on route to bank

A 21-year-old man is now nursing a gunshot wound following a robbery just metres from the National Commercial Bank in Spaldings, Clarendon, on Tuesday.

The man, a store clerk from Spalding Hill in Clarendon, is employed to a pharmacy in Spaldings.

The Spaldings police said the store clerk was on his way to the bank about 12:45 p.m., to make a lodgement for his employer.

It is reported that while walking towards the bank, he was accosted by a gunman, wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants and a pair of white sneakers. The man tried to take the bag with the money and during a struggle, the pharmacy employee was shot in his left side and the gunmen fled. The stolen money included more than $9,000 in cash and cheques totalling almost $1,000,000.

in stable condition

He was rushed to the Percy Junor Hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition.

The Spaldings police said they have observed a trend developing in the town where robberies are being committed involving persons carrying lodgements to the bank.

Meetings are to be held between business operators and the police to put proper and more secure arrangements in place to minimise the attacks.

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