Saturday, December 18, 2010
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ALBANY, Ga. -- Cut down at 19 years old, Sentos Vicente died of a gunshot when two black men in masks robbed the Miscelanea Guate-Mex convenience store at about 9:30 p.m. Friday, said an Albany Police Department official.
When the robbers, one in a blue ski mask, demanded money Vicente refused, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. One gunman who could have had a black T-shirt as a mask shot Vicente with a handgun and then both fled the store, she added.
The other clerk at the 2120 Radium Springs Road store during the robbery,a 16 year old, escaped unharmed, Banks said.
There have been other robberies at the store, but none have resulted in death or serious injury. Police are using Spanish interpreters to put together evidence and statements from the teen.
Anyone with additional information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477) or investigations at (229) 431-3288.
The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.
Crime stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards.