Clerk attacked outside Orlando convenience store

Woman ambushed while sweeping

Published On: Mar 21 2013 06:48:39 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2013 07:25:41 AM EDT

Orlando police are searching for a man who attacked a convenience store clerk while she was sweeping outside.

The attack happened at the Circle K convenience store at 2704 S. Fern Creek Ave.

According to police, the woman was cleaning near the air pump when she heard a man yell something at her.

Police said the woman ignored the man, then seconds later she was grabbed by her hair and thrown to the ground.

The man, who was a passenger in a dark colored pickup truck, then fled south on Fern Creek Avenue.

The victim was seen hobbling in front of the convenience store after the attack but was not seriously injured.

Police said the woman was not able to give a clear description of the man.