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story.lead_photo.caption These surveillance images from the Freeway Mart on Baseline Road show three men who robbed the business, authorities said. - Photo by Little Rock Police Department

Police on Monday were investigating a pair of armed robberies at Little Rock convenience stores that left one man injured.

Investigators believe the two robberies, which took place within a one-hour period early Monday, are connected, police spokesman Steve Moore said.

In one robbery, a store clerk was shot in the chest when he tried to stop a robber from going behind the store's counter, authorities said.

Police were called at 12:41 a.m. Monday to the Asher One Stop at 2608 S. Maple St., where they found store clerk Altuwaiti Mohamed, 33, of Little Rock behind the counter with a gunshot injury, according to the report.

Mohamed was taken to UAMS Medical Center for treatment. He did not have life-threatening injuries, Moore said.

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Surveillance video released by the department Monday showed the lead-up to the shooting.

One of the robbers was buying a drink when the other pulled a gun and opened a door that led behind the store's counter.

Mohamed was shot in the chest as he tried to close the door, police said. Both robbers ran out of the store and turned west.

Police said both robbers returned twice to try to get behind the counter, but Mohamed had locked the door.

Both robbers were described as being 16 to 18 years old, police said.

In the surveillance video, one wore a gray hoodie while the other had a blue backpack and wore a black hoodie.

Police said the robber who shot Mohamed was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.

Less than an hour before the shooting on Maple Street, officers were called to a robbery at a Hess gas station, 7515 Baseline Road, near the intersection of Baseline and Chicot roads, according to a report.

Officers were called to the station just after midnight and spoke with a store employee who said three people had walked into the store, the report said.

One of the robbers demanded money, but when a store employee did not move, the robber fired two shots at him, according to the report.

The employee handed over cash, and the three robbers fled east on Baseline Road, according to the report.

Two of the robbers are described in the report as being between 15 and 17 years old, while the third robber was described as between 18 and 20 years old.

Moore said investigators are looking into whether the robbers could be involved in other crimes.

In some cases, he said, groups are known to commit a series of robberies in a short amount of time.

"We do see them pop up from time to time," he said.

Metro on 04/11/2017

Print Headline: Robbers shoot clerk, fire on another in 2 LR heists


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  • Testingonetwothree
    April 11, 2017 at 6:13 a.m.

    more death penalty candidates....

  • Razrbak
    April 11, 2017 at 7:41 a.m.

    Time to start the search for a new police chief, and get rid mayor, city manager and the clowns on the city board of directors.

  • titleist10
    April 11, 2017 at 8:18 a.m.

    Time to get the black community involved kid killing and robbing instead of being productive citizens

  • BirdDogsRock
    April 11, 2017 at 8:29 a.m.

    Trump is a failure at his promise to end the American carnage "right here, right now". Loser. Everybody but him knows that he is helpless to do anything about local crime. I can hear him now: "Nobody knew solving the violent crime problem in America is so complicated."

  • blanksk406301531
    April 11, 2017 at 9:33 a.m.

    These little punks are to lazy to get a job, so they consort to robbing gas stations and what-not. They could easily get online and job search. McDonalds is always hiring.....

  • Packman
    April 11, 2017 at 9:34 a.m.

    Baby. Momma. Culture.

  • Queen1976
    April 11, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

    Agree with Razrbak - Our city leaders are a joke! Too bad the clerk wasn't armed & blew these Super Predators away!

  • HarleyOwner
    April 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

    Little Rock got suckered in a higher sales tax with promises of more Police and less crime.It doesn't seem to be working. Crime is out of control.

  • caspertherat
    April 11, 2017 at 1:10 p.m.

    Please do not let Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff see these pictures. Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff has already filed a bill to study this stuff and Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff is convinced that this is nothing more than the police disproportionally targeting black children wearing hoodies. These racist photos would make Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff look like Rep. Flowere (D) Pine Bluff has no idea what Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff is talking about. More Bills filed for more studies is what we need. (Sarc.)

  • John2001
    April 11, 2017 at 5:32 p.m.

    Don't mind all these endless random violent crimes we witness every day. Mayor Stodola & his cronies will tell you that crime is actually down in LR.

    Titleist, most people believe we are one community and don't hold one law abiding citizen anymore accountable than another law abiding person because of the color of their skin.