Surveillance video shows suspects in gas station clerk shooting

A man is seen on surveillance video during an armed gas station robbery Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A gas station clerk is recovering in the hospital after police said he was shot during a robbery on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

It happened at the Phillips 66 near 51st Street and Michigan Road Sunday night around 8:40 p.m.

The descriptions of the suspects are vague, but police hope that someone will recognize the three men caught on camera.

Police believe one person served as a look out while the other two confronted the clerk at the counter.

Surveillance cameras from different angles captured everything that happened inside the gas station.

The video shows the first suspect walking into the store, standing near the front door and looking through winter hats.

Police said he was wearing a winter hat described as black and white with an orange fuzz ball at the top. Moments later, the second and third suspects are seen walking in and heading straight for the counter.

24-Hour News 8 talked with the store manager, who didn’t want to go on camera, but agreed to a phone interview.

“Our cashier was working and two black males came into the door and they had masks on their faces,” said the store manager. “I think they’re demanding for the money.”

The manager said the clerk working behind the counter that night was a 50-year-old man. He said the clerk was working to provide for his family back in India.

The video shows the clerk walking out of frame, where the manager said there was a struggle with the suspect.

“Our cashier, I believe, he went down there to close the door and then they start shooting,” said the store manager.

The clerk was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but police said he’s expected to survive.

The manager said something similar happened about six months ago, but no one was hurt. The gas station reopened for business Monday with customers sending well wishes for the clerk.

“He’s not able to talk because they have tubes and stuff in his mouth,” said the store manager. “But he’s able to listen and react. If you ask if he’s okay, he can shake his head.”

Police believe the suspects are in their late teens to early 20s with average height and weight. They were last seen wearing black hooded sweatshirts and pants.

If you think you know who they are, you’re asked to Crime Stoppers at (317) 262- TIPS.

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