WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Westminster police are investigating a bizarre robbery and theft at a convenience store.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at a 7-Eleven located at 92nd and Federal Boulevard.
“(It’s) a very unusual robbery case,” Trevor Materasso with Westminster police said.
Materasso said at approximately 1 p.m. a female clerk left the building to make a bank deposit.
“The clerk had come outside and she was confronted by a black male who demanded the money and ultimately punched her in the face,” Materasso said.
The suspect then grabbed the money and ran to a getaway car at a nearby apartment complex. Several bills flew into the air and a woman in a blue Ford Explorer stopped, scooped up several of the bills and drove away.
“So, it’s unique for the police department, we’re investigating both a robbery and immediately after a theft that’s involved with some of that money being taken by someone not involved with the robbery,” Materasso said.
Police have asked CBS4 not to identify the clerk. Her friend Jon Schneider says the long-time employee is shaken up but expected to recover.
“She’s going to take some time off. She’ll pull through,” Schneider said. “She’s a hard working lady. She just wants to make an honest living, you know?”
The robbery suspect is described as an African-American man in his mid-20s who was wearing a black shirt and a black hat. The theft suspect was a woman driving blue Ford Explorer and her race is unknown. Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Westminster police.