Armed Men Tie Up, Rob and Shoot Gas Station Attendant

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    Police are searching for three men who got away with money after robbing a Southwest Philadelphia Hess station. (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)

    A Southwest Philadelphia gas station attendant was tied up, robbed and hit by gunfire early Monday morning, Philadelphia Police say.

    The robbery took place at the Hess station along the 2400 block of Island Avenue around 5 a.m. on Monday.

    Police tell NBC10.com three men somehow got to the attendant -- who was working from inside the station's office and is separated from the outside by glass.

    The men then tied up the worker and stole an undetermined amount of cash, investigators say. The man was also grazed in the head by a bullet during the ordeal.

    The attendant was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for treatment. He remains there in stable condition, police say.

    The only description police had for the men were that they were wearing hoodies.

    The gas station remains closed as officials investigate the incident.

    Detectives say the men may also be responsible for the robbery of another Hess station, located at 61st Street and Passyunk Avenue, last week. They are currently investigating a possible link.