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Police need help identifying this man after Spinx worker shot during early morning robbery

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Spartanburg Spinx person of interest (Source: SPD) Spartanburg Spinx person of interest (Source: SPD)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg police need the public’s help identifying a person of interest after a gas station clerk was shot during a robbery Wednesday morning.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Spinx on South Pine Street.

Police said the robber shot the clerk in the left arm.

Officers arrived to find the victim sitting in a pool of blood near the drink machines.

The clerk was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

Another person was in the back stocking when the shooting happened and did not see the suspect.

Police released surveillance of a person they believe to be a person of interest.

Spinx said the company is offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the robbery. 

The company also released a statement about the incident: 

The safety of our team members and customers has always been a top priority at Spinx, and our thoughts and prayers are with our store teammate, who was injured during an attempted robbery that took place early this morning at our store location on Pine Street in Spartanburg. Thankfully, his injuries are not life threatening, and he is recovering. No customers were in the store at the time, and other Spinx teammates on duty at the time were not injured.

We have safety precautions in place, including security cameras throughout our stores and pumping stations, and we train our staff in the proper handling of these types of situations. We are proud of how our associates handled this incident and followed proper procedures, and we are extremely grateful to the local authorities for their prompt response. Police and medical emergency teams arrived on site within minutes.

We are working closely with local authorities on this investigation and have provided video footage of this incident. In order to assist in apprehending the assailant as quickly as possible, Spinx is offering a $2,500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this attempted robbery and shooting at our Spartanburg store. We take safety on our properties very seriously, and we strongly encourage anyone who has information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the suspect to contact the authorities immediately.

Anyone who can help identify the man in the photo is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or text information to the Spartanburg Police TIP Line at 864-573-0000.   

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