SEFFNER, Fla. - Authorities are searching for the two suspects that brutally beat a 71-year-old store clerk after robbing the store at knife point on Sunday night.
Detectives have released surveillance video of the brutal attack and they’re asking the public to help track down the suspects.
The incident happened at the US 92 Convenience Store located at 102 Highway 92 W and Kingsway Road in Seffner.
One suspect grabbed 71-year-old Hasimbhai Indawala by his shirt from across the counter. The second suspect, who held a knife, went around to the back of the counter where Indawala was standing.
Indawala opened the cash register and the second suspect grabbed the drawer from inside the register.
The first suspect also came around the counter, grabbed Indawala and threw him to the ground. He then hit Indawala several times in his head and stomach as he was on the ground.
The second suspect put the register drawer down, outside the view of the camera.
He came back to where Indawala was, kicked him in the head and struck him several more times.
He then grabbed several packs of cigarettes from the back counter.
Both suspects left the store and got into a dark colored four-door sedan and fled in an unknown direction.
Indawala was initially transported to Brandon Regional Hospital, but due to the extent of his injuries, he was later transported to Tampa General for treatment. He remains in the hospital.
Suspect one is described as a white male, 5'10", 220 lbs with light brown hair. He was last seen wearing black shirt and jeans.
Suspect two is also described as a white male, 5'9", 160 lbs. with brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue shirt and jeans. A video of the attack can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn3q0QelSDM
Anyone with any information reference is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.
Anyone with any information who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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