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Updated: 08/22/2013 08:02:18AM

Clerk shot in Avon Park convenience store robbery

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The clerk at an Avon Park convenience store was shot and wounded Wednesday, Aug. 14 during a 10:30 p.m. robbery. The unidentified clerk was taken to an area medical center and is expected to survive, according to a press
release from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

HCSO deputies said the robber demanded money and the clerk opened the cash drawer and gave cash to the subject. The clerk was then shot by the robber who fled the scene.

Anyone with information about the robbery and shooting is asked to call the HCSO Criminal Investigations Unit at 863-402-7250 or call Detective Hank Smith at 863-381-2814. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477),
or on the Internet at www.heartland Anonymity is guaranteed.