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Metro PCS store clerk killed in attempted robbery

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Updated: 7/22/2013 5:03 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A young woman is dead after an attempted robbery at a Northside Metro PCS.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the cell phone store located on the 3100 block of North Main Street.

Police say an armed man entered the store and demanded money. Witnesses inside the store said the man covered his face as he pointed the gun.  When they ran out, they say they heard the gunshots.

"When [police] arrived they found a deceased white female inside the store who is believed to be the clerk," said Sgt. Michael Paul, JSO.

Dozens of people gathered around the crime scene tape. Many of them were friends of the victim. Police identified the victim Sunday as 20-year Shelby Farah from Jacksonville.

Rebin Ibrahim, who works across the street, says he was friends with the Farah.

"It's sad to see that someone would shoot and kill you over your hard earned money," said Rebin Ibrahim, friend.

Police say the man took off on foot. They're are working to find out if the surveillance video inside the store captured images of the suspect.

Ibrahim says it's incidents like these that make him fear for his own safety.

"We've gotten robbed a couple of times so you always have that in the back of your mind. You always pray that nothing happens," said Ibrahim.

At this time it is unclear if the man got away with any money or merchandise from inside the store.

If you have any information about this deadly robbery attempt you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous, anyone with a credible tip could be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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RetiredJSO - 7/22/2013 9:21 AM
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osprey1 You might want to check a map, because the Police Station os nowhere near the location of the crime.

nativejax - 7/21/2013 4:17 PM
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oops I mean 'Prayers" I'm really out of it today.

nativejax - 7/21/2013 4:10 PM
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My Praters to this womans family.I wonder if she is related to Farah and Farah? Who ever, I'm so sorry for your loss. And Realchange, you may now add the backstabbing John McCain to that list. Who would think all the torture he endured by the hands of ARMED enemies he would know EVERYONE should have the right to stand their ground and defend themselves, but no. I guess God knew who he was all along. "Sooner or later, Our Sins will find us out"...as we are finding out who our enemies are in OUR White House and Government. God help us all.

GaryG - 7/21/2013 2:15 PM
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Sorry to tell you Realchange but white folk don't have no civil rights. If this guy is Black the victem will probably be charge postumously for making him do it.

wishmistress - 7/21/2013 1:17 PM
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Poor little thing! A person can't even make a living in a phone store in the daylight. Prayers to family and friends.

cabgx2 - 7/21/2013 10:17 AM
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Maybe the suspected perp could have been Obama's son.

osprey1 - 7/21/2013 9:34 AM
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Can anyone answer, Why would any person with half a brain want to give up there guns. This happened at a metro PCS store, close to the downtown police station and where are the cops who patrol this area ?

imtellin - 7/21/2013 6:28 AM
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5 years later & eric holder still hasn't found those responsible for operation fast n furious ??? holder couldn't find his pecker with tweezers, in a lit room with everyone pointing !!! as they already investigated the z matter & didn't bring any violations, it would defy immagination( obama speak) if they brought charges now !!! then again,, if they bow to the court of ignorant public opinion , then z is toast !!! read on for more of the sunday funnies... maybe kenya's plane will go off the runway on thursday ??? 1 can always hope !!!

Realchange - 7/21/2013 4:19 AM
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If he's black maybe Obama and Holder will charge him with civil rights violations for intentionally targeting white people.
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