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December 17, 2014

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Robbers sought in brutal convenience store attack

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courtesy of metro police

Police released this surveillance camera image of two robbers accused of beating a store clerk early Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Pyle Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

Incident

Metro Police investigators are asking the public for help identifying two robbers who beat a convenience store employee over the head on Tuesday, critically injuring him.

The employee was reportedly behind the counter of a shop near Pyle Avenue and Maryland Parkway about 4 a.m. when the thieves, a man and a woman, began stealing items from inside.

When the employee noticed the theft, the pair reportedly approached him and began hitting him over the head, causing him to faint. The victim was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.

The thieves drove away from the store in a white, four-door 1990s sedan with black trim and fading paint on the rear passenger side.

Police said the man is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs around 220 pounds. He has a shaved head and a tattoo sleeve on his right forearm. During the robbery, he was wearing a white and blue Dallas Cowboys jersey with the No. 24 and the name “Claiborne” printed on the back. He may go by the name “Bobby.”

The woman is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weights about 160 pounds. She has black hair. During the robbery, she was wearing jeans and a dark sweatshirt with the word “Naples” on the front.

Police urge anyone with information about the robbery to call the department’s violent crimes detail at (702) 828-5634. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to a felony arrest processed through Crime Stoppers are eligible for a cash reward.

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