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Bank Robber Shoots Comcast Tech

2/20/2003 2:35 AM Eastern

A Comcast Corp. technician was shot Wednesday morning after two men allegedly
tried to rob a bank in South Philadelphia.

The unnamed Comcast employee was in stable but serious condition following
surgery to remove bullet fragments, a spokeswoman at Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital said Wednesday night.

The shooting occurred after two men armed with assault rifles held up a PNC
Bank branch around 11 a.m., according to AP. As one of the suspects fled the
bank in a Chevrolet Lumina, the car rear-ended a Comcast van, and one of the
suspects shot the driver, police inspector William Colarulo said.

Police apprehended the unidentified man who shot the Comcast technician after
he attempted to carjack a Ford Explorer, but the second suspect was at
large.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the Comcast family are with our
technician who was an innocent victim in today's tragic shooting," Comcast said
in a prepared statement Wednesday, adding that the company is "doing everything
possible to assist his family during this time."

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