Video shows shotgun being fired during violent Toronto robbery
Store in the Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street area robbed on Dec. 11, 2014
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A shotgun blast narrowly missed striking a Toronto convenience store employee during a violent robbery that was caught on tape last month.
Toronto police say the robbery happened at a store in the Eglinton Avenue West and Locksley Avenue area on Dec. 11.
Just before 9 p.m., three men entered the store and two carried shotguns.
Police say one of the men jumped the counter and demanded that a clerk open the store's safe.
The suspect behind the counter jabbed the clerk with a sawed-off shotgun and allegedly pointed it at her head.
The shotgun was discharged. A flash that is visible on the tape that police have released is the moment when the shot was fired.
The clerk struggled with one of the suspects immediately before and at the time the gun fired.
Police say there were customers in the store at the time of the robbery. They were robbed of their cellphones.
The suspects gained access to the safe and fled with the money inside.
Each of the suspects wore dark face coverings and white gloves during the robbery.
Police are seeking to identify the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7350.
Information can also be passed on to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.
The robbery at the convenience store has left the clerk traumatized, according to a crossing guard who works nearby.
Edda Wright told CBC News that the clerk's son told her that she won’t be returning to work.
"She doesn't feel safe here anymore," Wright said.