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Liquor Store Employees Hurt in Fight With Would-Be Robbers

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Police say two employees of a Providence liquor store were injured when they fought off two armed and masked intruders trying to rob the shop.

Police say the suspects entered Esquire Liquor Store at about 10 p.m. Thursday.

One of them hopped over the counter and demanded that a store worker give him money from the register.

But the 66-year-old worker refused and fought back.

A second suspect and another store employee also fought, and during that struggle several gunshots were fired. Police say it appears the 40-year-old worker suffered a bullet graze wound to his thigh.

The would-be robbers ran off and remain at large but police have a description of their vehicle.

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