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Reward increased to $6k to find woman who hit Circle K employee with brick during robbery

The Phoenix Police Department is asking for help in identifying a woman who struck a gas station employee with a brick during a robbery.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a woman who struck a Circle K employee in the face with a brick. The suspect also continued to beat the victim while her accomplice stole money and merchandise, police said.  

Circle K has offered a $6,000 reward for in return for information that leads to this woman's arrest.

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.

Authorities said they are looking for a 20-30-year-old Black woman, 5'3"-5'5" tall and wearing a pink cheetah printed hoodie with "WASHINGTON D.C." written on the front, multicolored stretch pants, pink shoes, and a black backpack. 

If you have any information on this incident, please call Phoenix Police.

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Credit: Phoenix Police

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