Store Clerk Shot Four Times in Robbery

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Discount Grocery Store Robbers, Tucker GA
Discount Grocery Store Robbers, Tucker GA
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Gwinnett Patch reports 01-07-2017 in Tucker, Georgia, a 37-year-old clerk was working alone at the Discount Grocery Store, at 6330 Lawrenceville Hwy., in unincorporated Gwinnett near Tucker on New Year’s Day.

He called 911 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, saying he’d been robbed by three men, all with handguns. The robbers entered the store with their faces covered and pointed their guns at the clerk.

The employee told Gwinnett County Police that he struggled with one of the robbers behind the counter and got pistol-whipped in the head.

The clerk then tried to grab his own handgun from behind the counter and shoot the robbers. A second robber then approached the victim and shot him multiple times. Police say the third suspect stayed in an aisle area of the store.

Police say the clerk was shot in the hand, the arm and twice in the head. He fell to the ground and the robbers ran out of the store. After they left, the clerk picked up his phone and called 911,

The surveillance video shared by police shows the robbery attempt and shooting, as well as the clerk recovering from his injuries enough to pick up the phone and call. He was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville to be treated for his injuries.

The robbers as of this report are still being sought. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (770) 513-5300.

To remain anonymous, tipsters may contact Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-TIPS (8477) or visit theCrime Stoppers website. They may also text a tip to “Crimes.” (274637)

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Comments:

A dangerous job being a store clerk, working alone especially at night. Having a firearm certainly helps but a bit more of paying attention to those coming in can make a real difference.

Seconds obviously really count in these incidents. Plan in advance where you might be and scenarios of where the threatening intruders might be.

Consider carrying your gun on your person so it is where you are at all times.

Have a plan, practice your movements, be ready!

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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John
John
4 years ago

Hopefully Trump will end catch and release. It will be catch and kill.

Rock
Rock
4 years ago
Reply to  John

I agree 100% !

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago

A clerk should always carry concealed. In some states, a person at a “fixed place of business” can carry without a license. It was true in Kansas even before the state passed a concealed carry law in 2006. Have a gun handy, under the cash register, etc, just means that a child or robber can find it easily. Many “uniforms” clerks wear make excellent concealment. Smocks, aprons or half-aprons as well as traditional IWB holster allow convenient carry of anything from an LCP tp a 1911. Atypical customers may just be typical armed robbers. A normal customer wearing a hoodie/hooded… Read more »

48TENN
48TENN
4 years ago

From my experience in retail, the only way to stop this lawlessness, is to put these animals down. Years ago, there was a rash of armed robberies in our area, until the goblins picked the wrong guy to rob. The clerk was closing out the register for the day, when a pair of individuals entered the store, wearing ski masks, and demanded the money. If memory serves, one of the robbers stuck a stacked barrel .38 derringer in the clerk’s face and threatened him. Here’s where it gets interesting: The clerk was an off-duty policeman, moonlighting at his second job,… Read more »

Bud
Bud
4 years ago

Years ago I worked night shift in a convenience store. Being alert to those who entered the store was absolutely necessary. I got to where I could read body language very well. I kept a firearm within easy reach and if I became uneasy I would keep one hand on my weapon until the person left the store. The person in this story acted foolishly. If he was going to encounter 3 perps he should have done it immediately and accurately.

BLG
BLG
4 years ago

Typical ATL “Thugs”. I am not exaggerating, if you watch the local ATL news on average there are between 1 to 5 of these events DAILY! Rarely held accountable, rap sheets a mile-long. Car hijackings, home invasions, rapes, murdered while pumping gas, deadly shootings day and night, crashing stolen vehicles into stores to steal again! About 95% of these violent crimes are perpetrated by “highly socially evolved” beings which are Negro. No exaggeration. When do we get real as a society and actually measure, and acknowledge the FACTUAL TRUTHS and take action along the guidelines of what Dr. Martin Luther… Read more »