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CVS employee wounded as workers stop robbery attempt in Raleigh

Raleigh police said this man tried to rob a CVS drugstore late Tuesday at 3914 Capital Boulevard, and a worker was wounded before the man fled.
Raleigh police said this man tried to rob a CVS drugstore late Tuesday at 3914 Capital Boulevard, and a worker was wounded before the man fled.

An employee at a Capital Boulevard CVS drugstore was shot in the leg while helping to foil a robbery attempt in the store late Tuesday, police said.

A man with a gun came into the store, at 3914 Capital Blvd., near Buffaloe Road, shortly after 11 p.m., police reported.

Store employees struggled with the man, and one of two shots that went off hit a 26-year-old male worker in the leg, officers said witnesses told them.

The worker was taken to WakeMed Raleigh, but the wound was not believed to be life-threatening, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

The suspect ran out of the store and got into a dark sedan that witnesses described to police as an “older, square-style” Honda, Sughrue said. Police later said this vehicle was no longer part of the investigation, and that the suspect escaped on foot.

The man, seen in surveillance photos, was described as black, in his mid- to late 20s, over 6 feet tall and dressed all in black.

Police asked anyone with information that might help detectives identify or find the robber to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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