7-Eleven clerk shot in armed robbery at Idlewilde store

THE BALTIMORE SUN

A clerk at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Idlewilde was shot twice during an armed robbery early yesterday, Baltimore County police said.

The clerk, a 35-year-old Baltimore resident who was not identified, was shot in the stomach and in the shoulder when the two robbers were leaving the store, police said.

Police spokesman Bill Toohey said the clerk was mopping the floor about 4 a.m. yesterday when a man wearing a black bandana over his face, light-colored gloves and carrying a handgun walked into the 24-hour store in the 6300 block of Sherwood Road. An accomplice entered shortly afterward.

The clerk and the armed suspect went behind the counter and were seen on the surveillance tape at the cash registers, but police said they are not sure how much, if any, money was taken.

The two robbers headed for the door, but the armed man turned and shot the clerk. Toohey said the clerk was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he is expected to recover.

Toohey said the two men were last seen heading across the store's parking lot on foot.

Because of an editing error, an article in yesterday's editions about the shooting of a 7-Eleven convenience store clerk misspelled Idlewylde, a neighborhood in the 6300 block of Sherwood Road in Baltimore County. The Sun regrets the error.
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