Clerk scooping water ice beaten with brass knuckles

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are looking for two suspects after a grocery store worker was attacked while scooping water ice.

The attack happened in a grocery store on the 1300 block of Unity Street at 7:30 p.m. on July 23.

Investigators released surveillance video of the attack on Tuesday.

Police say the suspects ordered water ice and, as the worker was scooping it for them, one of the suspects went behind the counter and struck him several times with brass knuckles.

Both suspects went to the register and took an undisclosed amount of money.

They were last seen fleeing west on Unity Street.

Police described the suspects as:

Suspect #1: Black male: 15-20 years-of-age, 5'8", unshaven, wearing a blue and white shirt with a green stripes down the back, light blue shorts, black sneakers, and armed with brass knuckles.

Suspect #2: Black male: 15-20 years-of-age, 5'6", orange and red hair, wearing a black shirt, orange shorts, and armed with a black handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
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