Clerk Seriously Injured During Convenience Store Robbery

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

A convenience store clerk was seriously injured during a robbery just after midnight Friday.

Police say the clerk was assaulted after he followed the two robbery suspects out of the store to get a license plate number on their vehicle.

The incident happened around 12:13 a.m. at the 7-Eleven/Conoco on 330 S. Academy in Colorado Springs.

Two men allegedly came into the gas station and started stuffing merchandise under their clothing. When one of the clerks tried to stop them, police say the suspects shoved her out of the way and ran out of the store. She was not injured.

When a second clerk ran out after them to see if they were leaving in a vehicle, police say he was attacked. Officers got to the scene during the assault, and arrested the suspect. The victim was transported to the hospital.

The second suspect got away, leaving several stolen items strewn outside the store. Police found him a short time later, several blocks away.

The suspects have been identified as 22-year-old Montinique Hill and 24-year-old Najee Jackson. Both were taken to the Criminal Justice Center.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 239597601 -
Gray Television, Inc.