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Gainesville CVS employee struck with knife, seriously injured during late night robbery
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A CVS employee was seriously injured when a masked man lodged a knife in his head during an alleged robbery early Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Gainesville store. - photo by Austin Steele

A CVS employee was seriously injured when a masked man lodged a knife in the worker's head during an alleged robbery early Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Gainesville store.

The man entered the store at 103 Jesse Jewell Parkway demanding money and “immediately struck the employee in the head with a knife, lodging it into his head,” according to Gainesville Police.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook did not have any information on the mask or knife used in the case.

“The victim was actually able to give officers a good deal of information that actually helped us,” he said, giving police information on the suspect’s description.

Officers responded at about 1 a.m. to the reported robbery, and the male employee was transported in serious condition to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.


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Brandon Shane Dudley
Officers found the suspect, Brandon Shane Dudley, 33, of Gainesville, shortly after the incident, and took him to the Hall County Jail. Dudley is charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery but may face additional charges.

Hospital officials said the victim was discharged Thursday. 

A representative from CVS answering a call from The Times said employees were not allowed to discuss the matter.

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