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    Allsup's Tragedy Sparks Ordinance

    New Mexico measure would require security cameras, two clerks.

    HOBBS, N.M.
    While the investigation of the death of an Allsup's convenience store clerk continues, police officials here expect a new city ordinance to pass that could make convenience stores safer during late-night hours.

    Hobbs Police will present a draft to the Hobbs City Commission in the next 30 to 45 days that would require convenience store operators to have cameras in stores and to require more than one clerk working in the late hours, according to the Odessa (Texas) American.

    The measure would also require store owners to remove signage posted in windows so that patrolmen can see clearly into a store.

    Clovis, N.M.-based Allsup's Convenience Stores Inc., operator of more than 300 convenience stores in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, is supporting the ordinance, the report said.

    The investigation of the death of a 26-year-old college student who was abducted and killed while working the graveyard shift at a Hobbs Allsup's store is progressing slowly, officials said. No arrests have been made.

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