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Clerk Shoots One of Would-Be Robbery Pair

Posted December 23, 2006 6:39 p.m. EST

— A convenience store clerk turned the tables on two armed robbers Saturday afternoon.

It happened at the Amoco gas station at 1711 Clinton Road in Fayetteville around 3:30.

Fayetteville police said the clerk shot one of the suspects as the robber began to pull out a silver handgun.

The wounded suspect was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. His wound was not life-threatening, police said.

The other suspect ran away, and police were looking for him.

Police did not have a good description, but said each man was wearing red bandana over his face.

Police said they had not determined whether the clerk would face any charges.