Woman shot during robbery of check-cashing store
Posted September 10, 2008 9:13 p.m. EDT
Updated September 11, 2008 7:19 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A robber shot a female clerk at a check-cashing business in the 4000 block of Wake Forest Road Wednesday night, police said.
Officers responded to calls about an armed robbery in progress at Mexico Lindo around 8:30 p.m.
Witnesses told police that a man dressed in green camouflage entered the business. A mask covered the lower half of his face, and he carried a handgun.
He shot a clerk, Modesta Fernandez-Lucas, 25, multiple times and then jumped over the counter, police said. He fled from the scene on foot.
Fernandez-Lucas was taken to WakeMed, where she was listed in fair condition Thursday morning. Officials said her injuries were non-life-threatening.
Police said they were reviewing surveillance video from the store.
Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-890-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.