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Speedway clerk robbed and beaten, nobody stopped to help

DRY RIDGE, Ky. (Rich Jaffe) -- A young mother who worked nights at a convenience store was robbed and beaten with a gun; but what happened right afterward was even more of a surprise. 

Chasity had just finished counting pennies at her Speedway store in Dry Ridge late Monday night when two armed thieves rushed her at the counter and ordered her to open the registers and safe.  Still shaken, she asked Local 12 to not show her face.

"He was yelling at me to hurry, calling me names.  It wasn't opening, that's when he hit me in the head with his gun.  I fell down and I remember everything went blurry trying to stay conscious, keep my eyes open," Chasity said.

It was only two minutes before the pair of thugs left the store with cash in hand.  As they left a customer came into the store.  Bleeding from her head down her neck with a gash that had to be closed with five staples, Chasity asked him for help and to lock the door.  The man walked back out, possibly going across the street, and moments later two other customers came in the door.  Amazingly, did the same thing; they left.

Chasity said, "I kind of get it but it was just kind of upsetting.  'Cause I didn't want to be by myself and three guys just left me there."

Chasity has nothing but praise for Williamstown police officer Brad Morris and others who quickly arrived on the scene.

Officer Morris explained, "We're a very small community so this crime is very, I don't want to say uncommon, but it doesn't happen on a daily basis like you would in Lexington or Cincinnati.  So when it does happen we want our citizens to know we'll investigate it to the fullest no matter how much time or money it takes."

All during the robbery Chasity was thinking about her three children, "I wasn't going to go home and wake them up or anything but the next morning I held them until they were yelling at me to let go.  It puts a whole different perspective on life too.  You take time to slow down after your life flashes before you."

Chasity was traumatized and had a tough time after the incident.  Speedway did offer her some counseling in the wake of the scary event.

If you can help identify the two men that robbed the Speedway call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.  The information will be died to authorities in Grant County and callers remain anonymous.



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