Imagine going to work the day after Christmas, and finding a pistol pointed at your face. That is what happened to a 60 year old employee of 7-11.
The Chicago Tribune reported that after an armed man pointed a gun at the head of 60-year-old convenience store clerk Ibrahim Rahmoun, he and his boss grabbed a gun and took action leading to an exchange of gunfire outside a Northwest Side 7-Eleven.
“The guy shot two bullets at us,’’ Rahmoun said. “We shot back at them. We shot eight.’’
“I wasn’t scared. … I don’t care, it doesn’t bother me. When you work the night shift, a lot of robberies happen’’ said Rahmoun, who was at the counter when two men entered the 7-Eleven at 2900 W. Montrose Ave. about 1:25 a.m. Friday and one said: “Give me your money.”
“I said, ‘Are you joking?’” Rahmoun said.
“I’m not joking!” the robber yelled as he pulled a gun and placed its tip at his head and told him would “blow up’’ his head, Rahmoun said.
He gave the men between $100 and $130 and the two fled. But Rahmoun and his boss looked at store’s surveillance camera and spotted a car parked in the alley.
The supervisor grabbed their gun and they walked outside.
“We went back to see which car and he started shooting at us,” the clerk said.
The boss fired eight times, hitting the back window of the car, which was found later, Rahmoun said. He did not know whether either of the assailants were wounded.
The two fled in a dark-colored sedan, said Chicago police Officer Bari Lemmon, adding no one was injured. Detectives were investigating but no one was in custody.
Though he said he wasn’t frightened, Rahmoun said the attack upset him.
“I’m never scared. I’ve been working for over 30 years,’’ he said.
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