Store clerk shot during robbery in North Center

An armed robber shot a convenience store clerk in the shoulder during a hold-up Saturday evening in North Center, police said. No arrests have been made.

Sarah Mart at 3601 North Damen in the North Center neighborhood. | Google

The offender walked into Sarah Mart, 3601 North Damen, pulled out a firearm, and fired shots at the clerk shortly after 5 p.m., according to CPD. One round grazed the clerk’s left shoulder.

Police said the robber then continued into the store, ordered the victim to hand over cash, then fled in an unknown direction.

Officers on the scene said the gunman is a White male who stands about 5’5” tall, heavyset, and 25- to 40-years-old. He was seen wearing a gray t-shirt with blue jeans.

The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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