Clarkston video store clerk shot during robbery

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CLARKSTON, Ga. —

Clarkston police are searching for a man who shot a video store clerk late Tuesday night.

Police said someone shot the clerk at T and T Video on Market Street in Clarkston at about 11:30 p.m. The clerk's condition has since improved from serious to stable, Clarkston Police Chief Christine Hudson told Channel 2's Shae Rozzi on Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators took pictures and gathered evidence at the scene of the shooting and robbery, while officers checked to see if the surveillance camera in the store recorded the incident.

Police said the gunman forced his way inside the store as one of the clerks was about to lock the door and close for the night.

"(The 19-year-old clerk) was actually inside when the gunman approached. He walked her around the store, went into the cash register, took money, searched her purse and you can see that on the video, it looks like a struggle ensued with the 19-year-old, and that's when the gun went off," explained Hudson.

Police said the robber took some money and ran out of the store.

“He was dressed in all black, wearing a white bandana (around his face) and had a black beanie cap on,” Hudson said of the robber, who is about 6-feet-tall.

Hudson said another person was inside the store during the robbery, but she was not hurt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Clarkston Police Department at 404-292-9465.