Police seek help finding men after alleged 7-Eleven beating
Posted: January 25, 2013
The Winchester Star
KERNSTOWN — A local 7-Eleven employee was apparently targeted in a Jan. 10 attack, but no one knows why and police are still searching for the assailant and his getaway driver.
At approximately 2 p.m. that day, the employee reported being followed into the convenience store — located at 131 Kernstown Blvd. — as he arrived at work, according to a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office media release Thursday.
Once in the store, the man deployed a collapsible baton and allegedly proceeded to beat the employee.
After the beating, he left the store and walked about 100 yards to a nearby McDonald’s — where he got into a late model, light silver Chevrolet Impala being driven by another black man and fled the scene.
Capt. Allen Sibert said the assailant was reportedly unknown to the victim.
“It seemed to us that he was targeted, but we don’t know why,” he said.
Sibert described the collapsible baton as an impact weapon that a police officer would use.
He added, however, that one needn’t be a police officer to purchase such a weapon.
The first suspect is described as black and was said to be wearing a light colored puffy jacket and blue jeans. He was of average build and stood approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.
The second suspect is described only as being black and having facial hair.
The getaway vehicle is believed to be bearing an unknown West Virginia registration.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call Investigator KC Bohrer at the Sheriff’s Office at 540-662-6162 or Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477.
— Contact Melissa Boughton at email@example.com