HANOVER, Md. (WJZ) — The desperate search continues for the killer who gunned down a gas station clerk in Anne Arundel County last week.
Derek Valcourt has the latest on the investigation and the hunt for clues.
Police are now begging the public for help as they try to solve the crime that has left the victim’s family half a world away grieving.
Rajinder Kumar didn’t stand a chance. The Exxon gas station clerk’s death was captured on video as a masked gunman entered the Hanover store around 1 a.m. Thursday and pulled the trigger right away. The robber grabbed money and than ran out of the store.
Kumar was sending his paychecks home to India to help pay for his teenage daughter and son’s education. It’s a devastating loss to Kumar’s large extended family living in India. They are asking for help from U.S. authorities to get Kumar’s body home.
Meanwhile, detectives in Anne Arundel County continue to ask for the public’s help. Police are hoping they might get a break in the case from someone who recognizes the killer by his walk or his stance or even something as simple as the clothes he’s wearing.
“If I put on a mask right now, my family and friends would know who I am. And we believe that family and friends will know who this person is if they just watch the video,” said Anne Arundel County Police Lt. T.J. Smith.
Police say the killer may be acting differently, even withdrawn, since the shooting.
Investigators did speak with the person driving the SUV that pulled into the parking lot as the killer ran away. No word on what, if anything, detectives learned. They are still scouring all nearby surveillance camera videos for any clues to the killer’s identity fearing someone this cold-hearted could strike again.
Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for anonymous information that helps crack the case. Efforts may be underway to raise even more reward money.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Anne Arundel County Police homicide detectives at 410-222-8610.
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