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Four clerks cited following Aurora compliance checks

Updated: January 5, 2014 6:39AM

Aurora police investigators sent out underage accomplices to area business recently, to ensure alcohol and tobacco laws were being followed. Four clerks were cited for failing to card the minor trying to buy liquor or tobacco.

On Nov. 22, police sent minors into eight businesses to conduct alcohol compliance checks. Six businesses were checked for tobacco compliance.

Police said clerks at all but one of the businesses selling tobacco asked for identification from the minor. Clerks at three locations selling alcohol failed to ask for identification, police said.

A clerk at Citgo Gas, 500 block of Hill Avenue, was cited for failure to check the identification of the minor before selling tobacco.

Businesses in compliance with tobacco laws included Shell Gas, 1100 block of North Eola Road; Tobacco Shop, 2100 block of Ogden Avenue; BP Amoco, 2500 block of Ogden Avenue; Bucky’s Gas, 300 block of North Eola Road; and Citgo Gas, 400 block of East New York Street.

Police cited clerks at Jay’s Liquors, 3400 block of Montgomery Road.; Liquor Lane, 2100 block of Ogden Avenue; and Fox Food and Liquor, 1600 block of Montgomery Road, for failing to ask the minor for identification.

Businesses passing the alcohol compliance check included York Liquors, 4300 block of East New York Street; Sunshine Pantry and Jay’s Liquor, both in the 2900 block of Ogden Avenue; Angelina’s Food and Beer, 2200 block of Ogden Avenue; and Northgate Liquors, 800 block of North Lake Street.

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