Store Clerk Shot in Cary Robbery
Posted January 31, 2007 1:26 a.m. EST
Rahul Patel, a clerk at the High House Food Mart at Old Apex and High House roads, was shot in the chest and one arm after a man entered the store about 8:45 p.m. and pulled a gun, police said.
Patel was taken to WakeMed, where his condition was not immediately known.
Police said they did not know if the suspect, described only as a black male, took anything from the store after shooting Patel.
About 10 minutes earlier, a man had entered a Phillips 66 station on North Harrison Avenue and showed a handgun, police said. The clerk ran to the back of the store to an area behind glass and the man fled, Cary police said. That suspect also was described only as a black male.
Police said they did not know early Wednesday if the two incidents were related.