NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A convenience store worker was injured late Monday night during a robbery in Newport News.
Newport News police officials say the robbery happened just before midnight at a J&G Food Mart on 27th Street.
A woman at the scene told police she was taking out the trash when she was grabbed by the suspect. During a struggle, the woman was cut on her right arm.
“I told him…I told him, ‘Please don’t kill me, please don’t kill me. I have two kids,'” the clerk told 10 On Your Side.
Police say the suspect forced her to go back inside the store, demanding cash.
“I couldn’t think anything. My brain was stopped when he put gun on my head,” the clerk said.
Security video shows the suspect holding a gun to the back of the woman’s neck while she grabs cash and cigarettes.
The suspect is seen keeping his head down the entire time.
Medics treated the woman on scene. Police say detectives are continuing to investigate the robbery.