Store clerk attacked after closing

July 20, 2009 9:19:32 AM PDT
A Rogers Park store clerk was hospitalized after being badly beaten Sunday night with a tire iron.The clerk had just locked up and left the store in the 1400-block of West Devon when he was attacked by two men. The suspects tried to force him to go back into the store to open a safe. When he told them he couldn't open the safe he was beaten, police said.

The clerk is being hospitalized and is in fair condition.