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Clerk killed in Bensenville robbery attempt

Surveillance video released in murder of Bensenville clerk

Police released surveillance video hoping to solve the murder of a stork clerk in Bensenville, Ill.

The video is disturbing and gives an idea of the last few minutes of Hussein Saghir’s life. It shows the 36-year-old leaving Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart with his brother, the owner, at about 6 p.m. Sunday. The camera caught two men lurking outside waiting for them to open the door.

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A judge set bail at $2.5 million for a second suspect arrested for the shooting death of a Bensenville store clerk.

23-year-old Tremayne Davis is charged with murder, attempted armed robbery, and obstructing justice.

Police arrested the other suspect, Kenneth Bardlett, earlier this month.

Two men tried to hold up Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart in the 200 block of West Irving Park Rd  last month.

Clerk Hussein Saghir was killed outside the store.

bardlettA judge set bond at $2.5 million for a man charged with killing a store clerk in Bensenville.

Kenneth Bardlett of Bellwood is charged with first degree murder for the death of Hussein Saghir.

Saghir was shot and killed during an attempted robbery by two men outside Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart on January 19th.

The shooting was caught on surveillance cameras outside the store.  Police say Bardlett admitted to being at the scene, and even pointed himself out in the video.  Prosecutors say he was not the trigger man.

Bardlett is also charged with armed robbery.

Police are looking for the second suspect.

BENSENVILLE STORE CLERK MURDERBensenville police are offering a $10,000 reward for help catching the killers of a store clerk.

Hussein Saghir was shot as he and his brother left Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart January 19th.

Enhanced snapshots from surveillance video show one offender wearing a maroon hoodie with the Abercrombie logo.

The other is wearing a black Mossimo hoodie.  Both men are black:  17 – 22 years old, 5”3 to 5”5 and clean shaven.

The getaway car is similar to this, a light-colored ford Windstar.

If you have any information, please call police.

Family and friends of a Bensenville store clerk, who was killed at the business on Sunday held a vigil in his memory this afternoon.

Surveillance video captured the two suspects during an armed robbery at the “Sam’s tobacco and food mart” on Irving Park road.

Killed was 36-year old Hussein Saghir, a clerk at the small shop owned by his brother.

The brothers were locking-up around six p-m and that’s when the suspects confronted them.

Police released surveillance video Monday hoping to solve the murder of a stork clerk in Bensenville, Ill.

The video is disturbing and gives an idea of the last few minutes of Hussein Saghir’s life. It shows the 36-year-old leaving Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart with his brother, the owner, at about 6 p.m. Sunday. The camera caught two men lurking outside waiting for them to open the door.

“They were confronted by two subjects try to force their way in when one fired a shot,” said Bensenville Police Chief Frank Kosman.

The video does not show the fatal shot, but one that missed both men, who continued to fight for their lives. Kosman won’t say if robbery was the motive.

But we know from friends that the surveillance cameras were put in after a robbery at the store in November where three men took cash from a different clerk. No one was ever arrested in that case.

When police arrived Sunday night, Saghir was dying outside the store. His brother was not hurt. The two suspects, light complected black men in their late teens or early twenties, ran away.

This is the first murder in Bensenville in 10 years.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bensenville Police at 630-350-3455

A 36-year-old clerk at a Bensenville convenience store was killed in a possible robbery attempt Sunday night.

Police responded to a “report of a possible armed robbery with a shooting” at Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart in the 200 block of Irving Park Road, according to Bensenville Police.

The clerk was found shot on the ground in front of the business and he was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Bensenville Police Department and the DuPage County Major Crime Task Force are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bensenville Police at 630-350-3455

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