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Man attacked with hammer in Henderson robbery attempt, suspect on the loose

Attempted robbery suspect sought after attacking victim with a hammer in Henderson. 8/25/17 (KSNV)

The Henderson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with an attempted robbery where the victim was struck in the face with a hammer.

The violent attack took place around 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 18 in the parking lot of South Pointe Plaza, located in the 700 block of Coronado Center Drive near Eastern Avenue.

Brittney Von Meyer admits the attack took her by surprise.

“We never see anything like this here,” said Brittney Von Meyer.

As the owner of Shakespeare’s Grill and Pub, her business means everything to her. That’s why the attempted robbery hits much too close to home.

“Super scary. I'm upset about it. I don't know if it was a personal attack. I have no idea,” she said.

Police say a man was standing with a woman in the parking lot when the suspect approached them and immediately hit the male victim in the face with a cross-pein hammer while demanding valuables.

The victim retrieved his gun after being hit in the face, causing the suspect to drop the hammer and run from the area without any of the victim's property.

The victim did not fire his weapon.

Police say the victim sustained a broken nose, fractured left eye socket and a cut above the eye.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, between 5'8" to 5'11", and weighs about 150 - 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing all black with a blue mask.

Anyone with information, in this case, is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website.

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