Whittier Police Dept. searches for robbery suspect who killed 7-Eleven clerk

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WHITTIER (CNS) – Authorities today continued their search for a man who fatally shot a clerk during a robbery at a Whittier 7-Eleven.

Surveillance photos on the Whittier Police Department’s Facebook page show the robber wearing a gray hoodie under a black hoodie, with a black bandana covering his nose and mouth, and he wore black gloves. He is black and stands about 5-feet-6 or -7 inches tall.

The robbery occurred at 5:45 a.m. Saturday at 8438 Santa Fe Springs Road, where the clerk now identified as Maninder Singh Sahi, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Whittier Police Department watch commander.

“Preliminarily, it appears the suspect entered the store with a semi- automatic handgun with the intent to commit a robbery. For unknown reasons, the suspect fired the handgun, killing the clerk,” according to a police statement.

Two customers inside the store during the robbery were not injured, police said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover funeral expenses. Singh Sahi left behind a wife and two young children.

Whittier police asked anyone with information regarding the robbery to call detectives at 562-567-9281. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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