Man sought after 80-year-old clerk beaten, dragged, robbed

Surveillance video shows attack at clothing store

By Ashleigh Coran - Executive Producer

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Police are searching for a man who robbed an 80-year-old clerk and then stole her car.

The robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at Elonka's Fashions in Winter Haven.

Police released surveillance footage that shows the man walk into the store and drag the woman into the back room away from the security camera. 

According to police, the man continued to beat the woman in the back of the store and then tied her up.

The man is suspected of grabbing money from the cash register and fleeing in the victim's 2009 white Chevrolet Impala.

Police tell Local 6 the victim managed to free herself and call for help. She was taken to the hospital and is listed in serious, but stable condition.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case or if anyone sees the victim's white Chevrolet Impala that has a Florida tag number of E57 8ZM to call 911 immediately.

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