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Clerk hit with gun repeatedly during robbery at Kalamazoo store

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department is searching for an armed robber who pistol whipped a clerk repeatedly.

It happened at J & B Liquor on Gull Road just after 1am Monday.

Deputies say when they got to the scene they found the clerk behind the counter with multiple lacerations.

He told them the suspect walked into the store and behind the counter and pulled out a weapon.

He says the man demanded the money then hit him in the head and face with the weapon over and over again.

He took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Kalamazoo Co. Sheriff's Department says KDPS assisted with a short K-9 track which led to a nearby parking lot where vehicle tracks where observed leaving the area.

Anyone having information on this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department or Silent Observer.