'They were laughing': Woman viciously beaten at Seattle-area gas station over cash, cigs and candy
September 18, 2023 at 21:00
A cashier who was viciously beaten during a robbery at a Seattle-area gas station said the young male suspects laughed during the attack.
They had no [regard] for anything," Leah Johnston told FOX13.
WHY THEY CAN’T GET THEM ON THE STREETS FAST ENOUGHThe attack happened Friday night at the Friendly Normandy Market in Normandy Park, Washington.
Surveillance video shows one suspect punching Johnston repeatedly in the head and neck, then kneeing her in the stomach as five other men ransack the store.
At one point, Johnston falls to the floor and the suspect kicks her before the group finally runs off.
Johnston said the suspects got away with less than $100 cash and handfuls of candy and merchandise from the cigarette case.
All six suspects took off in stolen cars, a Kia and a Hyundai, police told local media.
The city's police department reported two robberies in 2022, according to an annual crime report from the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
Johnston said her pride hurts more than the physical injuries after the attack.
She told local media she's taking some time off work but will return eventually.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I'm not going to let them win," she said.
The store's owner told KOMO News they would implement extra safety measures, including adding more staff during the night shift.