On camera: 7-Eleven store worker assaulted in Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County; suspect wanted

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (WPVI) – Officers with the Lower Merion Police Department search for a man who was filmed assaulting a cashier at 7-Eleven.

Police said this happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Moments before the assault, the store clerk is seen pointing at security cameras, warning the man.

The owner of the convenience store, located at 169 City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, said the attack was related to a warrant.

“So, so overwhelming,” said Mohammad Rahman, the owner of 7-Eleven store. “He was asking for $ 5,000.

The seller pointed to a sign inside the store that said there was no money order after 9 p.m.

“My cashier was pointing, there’s a camera here so you didn’t give me any money, but he was getting annoyed,” Rahman said.

He said the employee pulled out his phone to call him, but he didn’t have his reading glasses on, so he was holding his phone away.

“The guy thought maybe he was filming or taking a picture,” Rahman said.

He thinks that is what may have discouraged the man, knocking over lottery tickets and running behind the counter to attack the clerk.

A woman, who police say knows the man, tried to stop the assault. She got into a car with the man and drove off.

Police are now looking for a blue Hyundai SUV from the early 2000s.

“It’s pretty cheeky. First of all, the act of throwing what he threw off the counter, then running behind the counter, where customers obviously don’t go, so obviously we knew something was wrong. serious was going to happen, “said the detective. Sergeant Michael Vice.

Rahman said the clerk had injuries to his face and arm, but planned to return to work.

Some people in the area said they were not surprised by the daring attack.

“I have lived in this community for 23 years, so unfortunately I am not shocked that deviant people have entered there and caused damage, which I have witnessed over the years living here,” said Andi Rose, a Bala. Resident of Cynwyd. “I just feel bad, you know, people want a job, they want to work, and sometimes it’s the second shift, the third shift, and they get raped.”

There were customers inside the store when the assault occurred, police said.

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