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Investigators May Have Break In Murder Of Store Clerk

Posted May 21, 2005 6:59 a.m. EDT

— Investigators are keeping tight-lipped about a possible break in the murder of a convenience store clerk on Tuesday night.

Cameras at the Hilltop Food Mart in Durham show the owner, 44-year-old Ahmed Raja, working late Tuesday night.

That's when two masked men barged into the store and shot him.

After receiving several tips, police searched the Budget Inn on Holloway Street on Friday. They will not reveal what they found.

They also interviewed several guests.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Police at

(919) 560-4440

or CrimeStoppers at

(919) 683-1200