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Convenience Store Mugging Caught on Tape

KALIHI (KHNL) - As if high gas prices weren't punishment enough, police say a man who stopped at a convenience store for gas was assaulted and robbed. Now, police need your help in tracking down the suspects.

A man is beaten and robbed while getting gas for his car, and it's all caught on tape. The violent attack happened at the 7-Eleven on Dillingham Boulevard April 14th.

Nearby resident Robert Cabuco fuels up there often.

"You kind of figure, expect something like that to happen, especially with the type of, amount of chronics that are around, or drug addicts," he said.

Surveillance video shows the female suspect inside the store. She follows the victim outside, assaults him and tries to steal his wallet. Police say a second suspect, a man in his 30s, jumps in. He punches the victim several times, before the victim breaks away and goes back into the store.

"In the meantime, the two suspects are searching his vehicle and taking whatever items that they can find," Sgt. Kim Capllonch, Crimestoppers, said. "Suspect one goes back into 7-Eleven to try get the wallet again, and she's pulled off by this witness."

The woman who pulled the suspect off the victim is not considered to be a third suspect. But she did leave the scene with the two suspects in a white Nissan Quest.

Police say the victim was not seriously hurt.

"He didn't go to the hospital," Capllonch said. "He did receive bumps and bruises."

"We sympathize with all victims, you know," Cabuco said. "You don't normally think about safety during the day. During the evenings, though, you have to be safe."

If you have any information about this case, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.  Calls to Crimestoppers are confidential.

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