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Surveillance Camera Captures Violent Robbery

Last updated on Friday, September 14, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A robber and his accomplice are on the run after a violent robbery on the west side. Police have released surveillance video from the Dollar General that showed two female clerks pulled around the store by their hair, then shoved to the ground.

FOX59 Reports, days later, the women are back at work, but not without fears.

Surveillance video captured Joest leaving the cash register and heading out to sweep some rugs. When she went to stand up, the robber was right in her face. He threw Joest to the ground.

The video then showed the masked suspect grabbing Joest by her hair. With a gun to her head, the man asked her to find the store manager at the back.

The two women were forced to the front of the store where the suspect demanded they open the store's safe and empty the cash register. Meanwhile, a female customer was thrown onto a display case and Joest was kicked to the ground.

As the manager was opening the cash register, the suspect got a surprise of his own - a car had pulled in.

Police said two shots were fired at the car. The two men were able to drive off unharmed. When Joest saw the robber run too, the women knew it was safe to call police.

Joest says she still suffers from headaches from the man pulling her hair. She also had some scrapes on her left arm from being dragged on the floor.

One of the suspects is describes as being bald, 5'8 to 5'9 and 160 pounds. There weren't any good shots of the actual robber's face. If you know who the men are, call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

To see the video and the women's account of what happen visit http://www.fox59.com/news/crime/wxin-biexclusiveibsurveillance-camera-captures-violent-robbery-at-west-side-dollar-general-20120913,0,269514.column

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