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Police arrest suspect accused of hitting Circle K employee with brick during robbery

The Phoenix Police Department says investigators have arrested a woman who struck a gas station employee with a brick during a robbery in August.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department has apprehended the woman who allegedly struck a Circle K employee in the face with a brick on Aug. 4. 

The suspect also continued to beat the victim while her accomplice stole money and merchandise, police said.  

Circle K had been offering a $6,000 reward for the suspect before police announced Tuesday that the suspect had been apprehended. 

The brutal attack happened around 2 a.m. on Aug. 4 near 32nd Street and Broadway Road and was captured on store surveillance cameras.

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In the video, the clerk is seen opening the door for two women, one of which immediately strikes the employee in the face with a brick. The second woman, recently arrested, entered the store, taking merchandise and money while the employee was beaten.  

Court records identify the second woman as 24-year-old Alize Jenkins, who admitted to being at the Circle K and denied knowing the other suspect was going to violently assault the store clerk.

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According to a release, the suspect wouldn't stop beating the employee until the pin number to the register was given.  

Court records show the victim pleaded for the woman to stop hitting them, claiming that day was their first day of work. The clerk was later diagnosed as having experienced a concussion as a result of their injuries, police say.

In the video, the employee is left motionless as the suspects leave the store in a rush.

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Credit: Phoenix Police

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