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Clerk dies following armed robbery at bait and tackle shop

A Troup County store clerk died after being in a coma following an armed robbery that occurred just before Christmas.  News Leader 9 has learned the case is now being investigated as a murder.

Omprakash Patel was working at Ribitz Bait and Tackle Shop in Troup County on December 23rd when the store was robbed. 

Witnesses told investigators, two men wearing masks and dark clothing entered the store with handguns. Witnesses add the suspects grabbed money from the clerk then, shot him in the abdomen. 

Troup County Crime Stoppers has increased the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspects to $2,500.

If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (706) 812–1000.


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