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Liquor Store Staffer Terrified After Gun Held On His Head


Liquor Store Staffer Terrified After Gun Held On His Head

CHICAGO, IL (IANS) – An Indian American liquor store employee was left shaken after four armed men in their 20s entered the shop, put a gun to his temple, and punched his co-worker before fleeing away with cash and cell phones.

The robbers, carrying revolvers and semi-automatic handguns, hit three liquor stores in Chicago in less than 40 minutes on January 16 night said police.

Mr. P Beverage Depot in Wicker Park, where Pankajkumar Patel works, was the first store to be targeted in the area at around 8.45 p.m.

“I have two children and a wife,” a shaken and terrified Patel told CBS News.

Patel told the channel that of the four robbers, two were inside the store, holding him and his colleague at gunpoint, and two others in the parking lot keeping a close watch.

The two inside the store jumped the counter and put a gun to Patel’s temple as the employee raised his hands.

They then punched Patel’s colleague in the face and took around $3,000 to $4,000 from the cash registers, including the mobile phones of both employees.

According to Chicago Police, shortly after 9 p.m., the robbers entered Before You Go Liquors store in Bucktown, and at 9.20 p.m., they robbed the Clybourn Market liquor store in North Center.

In all three cases, the robbers swung into action, saying: “Give me everything – don’t move or I’ll shoot!”, the police said.

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  • Dumb shop owners!

    Why would you have $3000 to $4000 in the counters. Maybe it is time to start encouraging use of credit cards and debit cards. And charge 10% extra for cash. Or stop taking cash outright unless it is exact change that goes straight into a slot in a secure safe.

    January 18, 2024

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