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Englewood store clerk pistol-whipped, police seek public’s help

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An Englewood convenience store clerk who was being entirely cooperative with an armed robber was brutally pistol-whipped last night, and police are hoping citizens help find his attacker.

“This is a small local store off the beaten path. Our suspect is most likely a local guy,” Detective Capt. Timothy Torell told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

“We have a few leads in this case, but what we really need is the public’s help on this one,” Torell said. “The injuries the clerk received were totally unwarranted.

“This suspect is a violent criminal we need to get off the streets ASAP.”

The robber attacked the 26-year-old clerk at the New Quick Market, at the corner of West Hamilton Avenue and Pindle Avenue in the City’s 3rd Ward, around 9:40 p.m., the captain said

A pedestrian who found him dazed and bleeding badly from the face and head flagged down a passing patrol officer, and the Hackensack victim was taken to Englewood Medical Center, he said.

“It appears that the clerk was totally cooperative during the robbery and was pistol-whipped for no reason,” Torell said. “He need a significant amount of stitches before being released.”

The clerk described his assailant as tall, black, wearing dark pants and a dark-colored shirt over his head, partially obscuring his face.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call Englewood detectives: (201) 568-4875. All calls will remain confidential, Torell said.

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