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2 clerks shot during robbery in Youngstown

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Investigators with the Youngstown Police Department were back on the scene Wednesday where two clerks were shot during a robbery.

The robbery happened about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Petra Mart on South Avenue.

According to police, two men walked into the store and shot two clerks during the robbery. 

Both victims — 24-year-old Laith Abuqaoud and 59-year-old Dorenda Cobbin — survived the attack. Abuqaoud was last listed in critical condition, while Cobbin is in stable condition. 

Police said the robbers were wearing dark clothing at the time and ran from the store. 

Detectives are following leads in the case and ask that anyone with information on the robbery contact them at 330-742-8911 or 330-742-8950.

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