MANATEE - A female clerk at a gas station was injured early this morning when she was pistol whipped during a robbery, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The robbery happened about 2:45 a.m. at the Uppy's BP station in the 7200 block of U.S. 41 North.
One of the two suspects threw a bag of peanuts onto the counter, and the clerk rang it up. The suspects then pulled a gun and demanded the clerk open the register. She said she couldn't since she had just rung up the peanuts, according to the sheriff's office.
The other suspect then went behind the counter and also demanded she open the register. The gunman then pulled the gun's trigger several times, but it did not fire, the sheriff's office said.
The other suspect then took the gun and hit the clerk on the left side of her head. He then opened a cabinet and grabbed a carton of cigarettes. The two suspects then fled.
Paramedics treated the clerk for her injuries on the scene.
The first suspect was described as standing 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds, with short black hair. The second suspect was described as standing 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.
They were both wearing all black clothing.