Clerk injured during Newport News store robbery

Police released a video of a horrifying robbery in Newport News

 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A clerk at a convenience store suffered an arm laceration during a robbery late Monday night, police said.

The robbery happened just before midnight at the J&G Food Mart in the 1500 block of 27th Street. Investigators say the female clerk was taking out the trash when an unknown man grabbed her.  She struggled with the suspect, and was cut on her right arm.

13News Now spoke with the victim involved.

"I felt something behind me, and when I looked he was right in front of my face," she explained.

The suspect forced her back inside and demanded money.  After taking an unknown amount of cash and cigarettes.

She explained, "I opened the drawer for him to take out the money and he dropped some on the floor. He dropped me on the floor to pick it up."

She thought her nightmare was almost over, but it wasn't.

"He was asking for cigarettes and he put the gun on my head. It was so scary," said the victim.

The victim said she kept telling him please don't kill me. He ended up pulling her to the back of the store, into an office locking her inside.

The suspect then fled the business.

Medics treated the victim on-scene for her injury. 

"It was really scary," the victim said.

No good description of the suspect is available at this time, but police said he wore a black jacket and blue jeans. He was armed with a knife and a black firearm.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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