Some convenience store clerks say it's a very dangerous job and with this recent murder they are on edge and that's why they're taking even more security measures.
“You don't know who is going to walk in or what their reaction will be,” said a store clerk.
Late last Thursday night a clerk was murdered during a robbery at Super 1 convenience store. 45-year old Kashmir Manes had worked at the store for more than 20-years. He was a husband and father of two. Dozens of friends, and convenience store owners held a fundraiser and meeting Wednesday night to talk about extra security measures.
“It's a very dangerous job but again it's a tough job but somebody has to do it,” said Bob Bhaurla, convenience store owner.
Camera's, a panic button and always having two employees on at night are just some steps being taken. The two suspects, 21-year old Christopher Roberts, a known gang member was arrested on suspicion of murder. The other suspect, 35 year old Dwayne Dodson of Fresno is still on the loose. Police believe he is the suspected shooter while Roberts hit another employee over the head. Since the murder, store owners have talked to their employees.
“We did have a couple of meetings with our employees so we can give them more suggestions on how to deal with this type of situation,” said Sukh Bilr.
Suggestions like turning over the money quickly without a struggle. Friends say Manes tried to get the register open, but couldn't and paid with his life.
The fundraiser raised 17,000 dollars. Friends are hoping to raise more than 100,000 dollars for the victim’s family.