High Point woman beaten during store robbery

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A High Point woman is recovering after she was beaten during a store robbery over the weekend.

Surveillance video from the Red Dot Convenience store on Ennis Street shows two men, faces covered, entered the store Saturday around 4 p.m.

The victim, who did not want her name published, told FOX8 in an exclusive interview she is lucky to be alive.

"When I seen one of them behind the counter I yelled at them to get out of here, you know, you're not supposed to be back there. And then that's when the other gentleman came up behind me and pushed me and knocked me down to the floor," the woman said.

The woman, who is in her late 50s, says at one point she blacked out. Her eye is severely bruised, parts of her body are scratched, and she has a knife wound on the back of her arm.

"The man was gonna kill me," she insisted. "He said, 'You know I could stab you, You know I can kill you.' I just begged for my life. That's all I knew to do."

High Point Police are still looking for the two men, and said they may have also been in the store earlier that day.

Video showed one man beating the store clerk and one of the robbers stealing cigarettes and then smashing a cash register before stealing the cash inside.

The victim has been working at the Red Dot for three months. She was unemployed for two years and is thankful for this job.

"Now, actually, I don't even feel comfortable coming back in here to the store. My boss is working with me and told me to take as much time as I needed," she said, adding that she does hope to return to work soon. "I'm trying to keep a roof over my head. My light bill paid and all that. Just trying to make ends meet."

She says other than a very bad headache, she is feeling okay. "God was with me," she explained. "Yeah, they robbed the store. Yes, I got hurt. But I'm alive, and for that I thank God."