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New York dollar tree worker shot to death during attempted robbery, police say

A would-be thief shot and killed a worker at the Dollar Tree in Brooklyn just hours after a Manhattan tobacco shop employee was stabbed in the back during a possible robbery attempt, police said.

A male employee was shot once in the left leg at a store on Van Sinderen Avenue near New Lots Avenue in East New York around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

He was taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Several police officers are seen in the taped scene where a male officer was gunned down inside a dollar tree at 679 Van Sinderen Avenue.
Police said a would-be burglar shot an East New York Dollar Tree worker in the leg Wednesday night.
Robert Messiah

The suspect, who fled after the shooting and was still at large on Thursday, was wearing camouflage clothing, police said.

The incident comes just hours after a Lower East Side smokehouse worker was shot and killed during a possible robbery attempt, authorities said.

Three armed suspects entered the Exotic Convenience at 79 Clinton Street around 6:40 p.m. when one of the men opened fire, wounding an employee in the lower back, police said.

The police stand near the Dollar Tree as the crime scene tape blocks the entrance.
The thief, dressed in camouflage clothing, is still at large.
Robert Messiah

The condition of this worker is also assessed as stable, no arrests were made.

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