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Cop wounded while arresting 17-year-old robber

A man was detained this morning for using a kitchen knife to rob a convenient store and injuring a Shanghai policeman, police said today.

The 17-year-old suspect surnamed Lu triggered the alarm of an Alldays convenience store on Huaihai Road E. when he attempted to rob the store at 3:13am, the Huangpu Police said.

Lu chopped the head of one of the two arriving policemen with the knife and ran away, but was caught by the two officers and a backup police on the nearby Yunnan Road S.

The injured police Zhu Xuequan suffered an 11-centimeter-long gash in the back of his skull and other wounds in his face and ear. He is now in stable condition in the Changzheng Hospital.

Police are investigating the case, which is the second convenience store robbery within one week.

Two men who attempted to rob an Alldays convenience store around the corner of Pudong Road N. and Hongshan Road in Pudong New Area last Wednesday were driven off by four saleswomen and fled before police arrived. Officers said they are still searching for the two men.


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