VIDEO: Clerk beaten with brass knuckles during robbery

(Courtesy Philadelphia Police Department)

PHILADELPHIA (WCMH) — Police in Philadelphia are searching for two suspects accused of beating a store clerk with brass knuckles during a robbery.

According to Philadelphia police, at about 7:30pm, July 23, the two suspects entered the store and asked to buy some water ice.

Police say when the clerk went behind the counter, one of the suspects followed him and struck him several times with brass knuckles, forcing him to the ground.

Both suspects then took money from the cash register before running from the store.

According to police, at one point the first suspect can be seen removing a gun from his waist and handing it to the other suspect.

Police continue to investigate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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