Clerk killed in Bensenville robbery identified

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The Bensenville Police Department released graphic surveillance video on Monday afternoon of parts of what is believed to have been an armed robbery attempt that led to the village’s first murder in 10 years.

Hussein Saghir, 36, was shot and killed as he and his brother were leaving Sam’s Tobacco and Food Mart in the 200 block of Irving Park Road at around 6 p.m. on Sunday, said Frank Kosman, the Chief of Police in west suburban Bensenville.

Saghir worked as a clerk in the store, which is owned by his brother. The two were preparing to leave and lock up the store when they were confronted by two men who may have been trying to rob them, Kosman said.

Police don’t have a suspect in custody, nor have they identified the two offenders, Kosman said. They did release the video on Monday hoping to find some leads. The released video does not show the fatal shot, Kosman said. But police have the entire incident on tape, he said.

The confrontation lasted only about 3 minutes, Kosman said. In the video, one of the men is wearing a maroon Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie and True Religion jeans, polcie said. The second suspect is wearing a black hoodie with a white portion on the front.

Saghir is seen walking out of the store, holding a blue bag when he is confronted. In the video, it appears that Saghir and his brother attempt to cooperate with the suspects, but shots are fired anyway. The two men were seen leaving the scene eastbound on foot, Kosman said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Bensenville police at (630) 350-3455.

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Police respond to the scene where a man was shot to death at a food mart in the 200 block of Irving Park Road in Bensenville on Jan. 20. (WGN-TV)