Clerk killed in robbery at Forest Heights 7-11

Monday, Jan. 15, 2007


A clerk at the 7-11 on Livingston Road in Forest Heights was killed Friday evening during a robbery that police spokesman Cpl. Steve Pacheco said showed a ‘‘total disregard for everything.”

An unidentified suspect armed with a shotgun entered the 7-11 sometime before 9 p.m. Friday and demanded money from store employee Bekurestsion K. Gebreamlak, who was behind the counter.

During the course of the robbery, the suspect shot 57-year-old Gebreamlak in the upper body, before fleeing.

Officers arriving on the scene at 9:04 p.m found Gebreamlak dead.

The police are still investigating the circumstances of the homicide, but they describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male wearing a long black coat, black-knit hat, two-tone blue jeans, dark sunglasses and gloves.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call the Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Anonymous calls can be placed to Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Police are offering a cash reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.