7-Eleven announces stores will temporarily close daily from midnight to 5am to deep clean the stores and keep shelves stocked. 7-Eleven expects needing 20,000 more clerks
By Miriam Raftery
Jonathan Goetz also contributed to this report
Photo: Ronald Bailey, GoFundMe
March 21, 2020 (El Cajon) – Three teenagers, all minors, have been arrested for shooting and killing a 7-Eleven clerk early Friday during a robbery.
According to El Cajon Police Lt.. Kevin MacArthur, the three masked youths robbed the store in the 300 block of Jamacha Rd. shortly after 2:30 a.m., shooting and gravely wounding clerk Ronald Bailey, 31, of El Cajon.
Bailey was taken by medics to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The teens, ages 14, 15, and 17, are suspected of another holdup two hours earlier in Imperial Beach, City News Service reports.
7-Eleven announced via their 7-Eleven app, that stores will stay open but close temporarily each night from midnight to 5am.
Corporate did not reference the El Cajon shooting as a contributing factor, instead explaining the decision to give clerks enough time for deep cleaning the stores nightly (also throughout the day), and keeping shelves stocked.
7-Eleven also implied their paid leave policy is generous, and looks to hire 20,000 more clerks.
James Dillon organized a fundraiser on GoFundMe, and reminisces of Bailey:
For nearly ten years, Ron was a fixture in the store and a vital part of our 7-Eleven family. A favorite of our customers, he was conscientious in the workplace, taking pride in his contribution to the store’s high standards. Prompt and dependable, he always made the most of his time spent in the workplace. He loved the customers of the store and the customers loved him. We are at a loss in the recognition that while others will step into the role, Ron will never be replaced.
You are invited to help defray costs for Ron’s family during their time of need, at https://www.gofundme.com/f/unexpected-death-of-husbandfatherfriend.