Store Clerk Returns to Work Just Hours After Getting Shot During Robbery
Not even a bullet could stop this man from getting back to work.
A Brooklyn store clerk was back at the shop on Monday, just hours after he was shot during an armed robbery.
Nashwan Said, 35, was working at his family-owned corner store, Right Way III Grocery, in East New York when two men stormed inside and pointed a gun at him and demanded money about 11 p.m. Sunday.
While one suspect grabbed cash from the register, the other held Said by his wrist and pointed the firearm at his face, surveillance footage of the incident showed.
The gutsy clerk made two grabs at the gunman’s weapon in the minutes-long robbery, reaching over the counter at the firearm, video showed.
He failed both times and the hooded man fired one shot, hitting Said in the right hip and grazing his right hand, police said.
The wound was not enough to keep Said from returning to work at the store on New Lots Avenue and Bradford Street. He returned after a pit stop at a local hospital and a bit of rest.
“I have pain in my leg,” Said told InsideEdition.com, saying he had gone home after a few hours working following the shooting.
“I’m relaxing right now. I’m doing okay.”
His colleague told IE.com those at the store were relieved Said’s injuries were not more severe and that the damage to the store was not worse.
“He’s alright. The store is fine,” the worker said.
After the shooting, the suspects fled the store in a black Honda. Additional surveillance footage obtained from a neighboring building showed a third man driving the getaway car, a police source said.
They are believed to have gotten away with about $400, the source said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.