Police: Suspect shoots store worker twice in violent robbery

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Atlanta police are looking for a suspect who shot a store worker twice during a robbery.

Surveillance footage caught the frightening moments before a 48-year-old store worker was shot twice at the Texaco Gas Station Food Mart off Cambellton Road and Honeysuckle Drive shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the robber went into the store, pointed the gun at the worker and told him to not move or he would shoot.

Moments later, the suspect shot him anyway in the hand and the leg.

Investigators say the robber then forced the wounded man and another store worker to the ground and on their knees.

He grabbed cash from a register and then took off in possibly a tan vehicle.

Rod Harris of Highly Favored Beauty and Barber Salon next door says he and other employees are very upset.

"We were closed, then I got a call and heard what happened," Harris said. "I thank God. It could have been anybody ... could have been one of us." 

The man was taken to the hospital and store workers told FOX 5 Jaclyn Schultz he was doing OK.

But he and other workers have quit, saying they're too scared to come back.

Plenty of the Food Mart's customers say they're outraged that the robber who hurt a man who had a family, was helpful, and even helped out customers who were short on cash.

They're hoping police find out who did this soon.

Police described the suspect as being around 5-feet-10-inches tall to 6-feet-tall and wearing dark clothing and a red and black skull cap.

They're asking anyone who has any information on the robbery to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-8477.