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WOMAN SHOT IN ROBBERY IMPROVES CLOTHING STORE EMPLOYEE STABLE; POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT

WOMAN SHOT IN ROBBERY IMPROVES CLOTHING STORE EMPLOYEE STABLE; POLICE SEARCHING FOR SUSPECT

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A woman shot in the head Saturday during an attempted robbery at a clothing store in Greensboro had improved Sunday at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Nellie Mae Moore's condition was upgraded from guarded to stable. She was moved from the intensive-care unit to a regular room, a hospital spokeswoman said.Moore, about 65, was shot once in the forehead with a small-caliber pistol by a man who was trying to rob Starlife Fashion, a women's clothing store at 2006-E Randleman Road in southeast Greensboro.

The store, among five shops in the Kel-Way shopping center, is owned by Moore's daughter and son-in-law, relatives said.

Police had made no arrests Sunday night.

The robber, about 6 feet tall and in his 20s, went into the store three times Saturday, according to Officer M.E. Rakes of the Greensboro Police Department.

On the first visit, the man asked Moore whether the store sold men's clothing. She said no, and the man left. He returned a short time later and asked whether she could contact the store's owner. She replied that she did not think she could, and he left again.

He returned, pulled the pistol and demanded, ``Give me all you got,' according to Rakes.

Moore, who was behind the counter, raised her hands and yelled, and the gunman shot her, Rakes said.

A man at a nearby business reported the shooting. Moore was conscious after the shooting and talked to officers, Rakes said.

The officer said the gunman apparently did not take any money.

Moore had surgery Saturday night, according to her relatives. She was alert Sunday and talking with visitors, they said.

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