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Group Attacks Clerk, Robs Smoke Shop In Lakeview East

By Mary Chappell

CHICAGO (CBS) — A smoke shop clerk was attacked and the store robbed in Lakeview East Tuesday night.

Four armed men entered the store in the 3400 block of North Halsted Street at about 8:49 p.m. and began attacking the clerk, police said. The clerk was pepper sprayed before the offenders fled on foot with the cash drawer.

The clerk was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.

Nobody is in custody as Area Three detectives investigate.

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