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Supervisor shot in leg by man who stole her cleaning team's $2,000 wages

There's something to be said for automated payment systems, isn't there, if paying cash-in-hand enables a thief to run off with the cleaners' wages?

According to the New York Daily News, police are investigating an incident in which a cleaning crew supervisor was shot in the leg by a thief who then snatched the $2,000 she was about to use to pay her workforce, before escaping in a Mercedes.

The incident occurred on Saturday at around 00:30, inside the lobby area of 126 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The 55-year-old victim, who helps run a custodial company working in an office building on Fifth Ave. near W. 18th St., had just arrived to pay employees when the gunman ran up to her and demanded her bag. Following a struggle, the thief shot her in the leg before grabbing the bag and making his escape.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a wound that wasn't considered to be life-threatening. At the time of broadcast, we are unaware of whether the cleaners have now been paid.

1st September 2016

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