Saturday, December 31, 2011

Woman says she visited husband minutes before he was murdered - ABC Action News

A manhunt continues in Pinellas County. Authorities are looking for the person they say robbed the JFS Food Mart in Seminole and killed the store clerk.

The victim, Mohammod Islam, 38, came to the US from Bangladesh a decade ago looking for a better life. Now the family at his Clearwater home is devastated.

"To see him go like that. That's not fair. It's just not fair," said sister in-law Sherry Rahaman.

Islam's wife says she had just stopped by the convenience store where he worked moments before the robbery. She went there to drop off dinner.

"I wish if I was there with him, maybe I could prevent something. You never know," said Bibi Narisha Rahaman.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says sometime before 7 pm, Wednesday night, a man seen on the store's surveillance video walked into the J-F-S Food Mart, robbed the store, and killed the clerk.

Witnesses say he was riding a bike before the robbery and left on that bike as well.

Islam's wife says she is still numb. And didn't believe it when the detectives knocked on her door with the news her husband was dead.

"I tell them that could not be real. I was right there a couple minutes before," said his wife.

Family members say was loving and generous to those around him. They also wonder why a robbery had to end with his murder.

"He could have just taken whatever he wants. Just leave him alone. Let him live his life. Just like him. I just want justice," said Rahaman.

As of now, detectives aren't releasing information on how Islam was killed.

His wife told us he used to come from Port Charlotte to Clearwater just to drop off a flower or snack when he courting her. They were married four years ago.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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