Gas Attendant Fights Back Against Masked Gunman

Two workers injured during an armed robbery were released from hospital tonight

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    Caught on Camera: a Cumberland County gas station attendant fights back after being beaten and shot by an armed robber. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez talked to the gas station owner. (Published Friday, Mar 15, 2013)

    A gas station attendant had just finished helping a customer when police say a masked man walked up to him, pulled out a gun and demanded money.

    The armed robbery happened at a 24-hour Gulf station along North 2nd Street in Millville, N.J. early Thursday morning.

    NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez talked with gas station owner, Nishan Singh-Gil. "I'm mad, angry, everything," said Singh-Gil, who has owned the gas station with his brother for 11 years.

    Surveillance video shows that after the masked man approaches station attendant Singh Gajan, 51, he accidentally presses the release button on his weapon and dropped his magazine and then quickly reloads.

    The video shows Gajan getting pistol-whipped and stomped, but he continues to fight back. At one point, he grabs a stick to try and fight off the armed robber.

    Police say Gajan was shot in the leg and $200 was taken from his pocket.

    When a fellow worker inside the store picked up the phone to call 9-1-1, police say the robber fired a shot through the front glass door, narrowly missing the employee.

    The shattered glass injured that man's face.

    Gajan has worked there for 6 months and the gas station owner tells NBC10's Jaquez that he sends the money he makes there back to India to support his family.

    Police want anyone with information about this robbery to call 856-825-7010, ext. 7330.

    Both injured workers were released from the hospital tonight.
     

     


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