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Food Lion worker attacked, held at gunpoint during robbery

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police say a grocery store worker was assaulted late Sunday night during an armed robbery in Greensboro.

The robbery was reported around 11 p.m. at the Food Lion at 2208 Golden Gate Drive.

Police say a Food Lion employee was gathering shopping carts in the parking lot of the store when he was approached by a man who was armed with a handgun and had his face covered with a bandana.

The suspect "repeatedly struck" the employee with the gun before forcing him inside the store, police said.  Once inside, police say the suspect held the victim and two other employees at gunpoint.

Police say the suspect ran away after stealing an undisclosed amount of cash.  Officers used a K-9 in an attempt to track the suspect, but he was not found.

The victim who was attacked was taken to the hospital by ambulance to be treated for injuries that were described as "serious," but not life-threatening.

Neither of the other two workers were hurt during the robbery.

An ample suspect description was not available.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 373-1000.