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WRENCH-WIELDING ROBBER SOUGHT IN STORE HOLDUPS

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Salt Lake police are looking for a man armed with a wrench and a pry bar who robbed two convenience stores Sunday, including one manned by a clerk who was a shooting victim during a 1993 robbery. A third 7-Eleven store was also robbed by five masked men.

A man entered 7-Eleven, 910 N. 900 West, about 3 a.m. and stood in front of the counter holding a pry bar and tapping it in his right hand. The suspect said, "I really hate to do this, but give me all your money. I need it," a Salt Lake police report states.The clerk is the same man who was shot in the head by a 15-year-old West Valley boy during a robbery at the store on April 28, 1993.

The clerk gave him all he had, but the robber was not happy with the small amount - about $30.

About two hours later, a man matching the same description entered 7-Eleven at 11 E. 1700 South and demanded money. He then pulled out a 12-inch wrench. The robber was given the only cash available - $13.

About 4:30 a.m. Sunday, five men wearing masks entered the 7-Eleven at 1980 E. 2700 South. One of them pointed a .44 Magnum revolver at the clerk, demanded keys and ordered the clerk to get on the floor.

The suspects took cash, then unlocked the beer coolers and ran out with cases of beer. A witness said the robbers fled in an older red Toyota Tercel.