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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

— 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.