LITTLE ROCK Authorities are looking for two men who beat a clerk while robbing a gas station in Little Rock late Thursday night.
The Little Rock Police Department says two men dressed in all black entered the Conoco station at 10200 N. Rodney Parham Road about 11:10 p.m. and demanded cash. One was armed with a handgun.
According to a report, the clerk gave them the money from the register before they demanded more. The clerk told them it was in the safe.
"The first suspect tried to open the safe but could not get in it," police wrote in the report. "The first suspect stated to the second one 'Get him, bust him.' The second suspect struck [the clerk] in the left eye with his fist."
A scuffle followed, police said, during which the clerk was able to pull off a skull cap one of the robbers was using to hide his face. That man reportedly hid his face as he ran from the business and was followed by the second assailant.
The robbers are described as black men who stood about 5-foot-9. One weighed about 250 pounds and was 20 to 25 years old. The second weighed about 160.
The incident marked the second gas station robbery in as many days after the Exxon at 7600 Cantrell Road was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.