Newark discount store clerk fights off violent attack caught on video
NEWARK - A store clerk says she struggled to fight off attackers during a violent robbery this week.
The victim, who the store owner does not want to identify, says the suspects waited until she was alone at a discount store in Newark, distracted her, and shoved her around.
Security video captured a male suspect punching her in the face and then she was pepper-sprayed by a female suspect.
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"For the last few days I haven't been able to sleep because it's like a nightmare and I don't feel okay," the victim says. "I don't want to be here anymore."
She says fought to keep the suspects in the store until help arrived, but they got away with $500 and some hair extensions.