UPDATE: The 7-Eleven clerk who was viciously beaten is speaking about the incident.
Ron Barritt was working inside the store near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards when a man with a gun walked in and started beating him. All Barritt could do was lay there, pretend he was knocked out and pray the attack would end.
"I was just hoping to make it out of there alive,” says Barritt, who didn't see the attack coming. “He come behind the counter and he just ambushed me."
Barritt was working alone on Monday, just after midnight, when a man wearing a black hoodie walked in. Nothing seemed unusual. Then, without saying a word, the guy pulled out a gun and punched and kicked Barritt to the ground.
"He started running at me and that was that," Barritt says.
The vicious attack lasted for 20 minutes. Two other men joined the beating.
"At one point I had opened my eyes and the one dude was staring at me and he beat me down again," Barritt says.
All Barritt could do was close his eyes, try to cover up and think about his wife, children and grandkids.
"It was like they were never leaving," Barritt says.
His attackers finally took off, leaving Barritt with a concussion and a black eye.
“My head hurts a lot. I got a constant headache that goes on," he says.
The criminals never tried to cover their faces.
"They didn't care," says Barritt, who now has light sensitivity and has to cover his eyes and wear sunglasses.
"If they wanted to rob me, all they would've had to do is say 'hey, give me the money.’ That would've been it," Barritt says.
The attackers are still on the run.
Barritt says he doesn’t wish them any ill will. He just wants the crooks caught and prosecuted.
Believe it or not, Barritt says, he’s going right back to work at the 7-Eleven.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police need your help finding 4 men accused of robbing a convenience store.
It happened on Jan. 22 at a store located in the 1900 block of Nellis Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard.
The suspects entered the business and pistol whipped the lone store clerk, causing him to fall to the ground.
Once on the ground, the victim was kicked several times until he was knocked unconscious. The suspects brazenly took numerous items from the store including cash, merchandise and even the clerk’s wallet and cell phone.
A citizen, not knowing what had occurred, encountered the severely injured employee and summoned police.
13 Action News showed the video to Darnell Jones-Martin, a regular customer, who couldn't believe what she was seeing.
"Oh my goodness!" Jones-Martin says. “It shakes me up very bad. They're here to provide a service for us and they're not safe. It's just sad. It makes me want to cry."
The store owner did not want 13 Action News to use his name. But he spoke with us on the phone.
"Thieves and robbers have no fear of law at all," the owner says. "I really have no words to express how scary this can be."
The owner tells us the clerk is out of the hospital and healing, but he suffered contusions on his head back and shoulders.
“He's totally traumatized."
We talked with the wife of the victim. She tells us he's heavily right sedated but recovering.
The first suspect is described as a black male adult, approximately 25 years of age standing 6’ tall and weighing about 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing green pants and a black hooded sweatshirt with “Rebels Athletics” on the front and “Babyface 32” on the back.
The suspect appears to be wearing a long white undershirt containing letters reading “BEENTRILL#”.
The second suspect is described as a black male adult, approximately 25 years of age standing 5’8” tall and weighing about 170 pounds.
He was last seen wearing dark pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt with “SLW” lettering on the left shoulder.
The third suspect is described as a black male adult, approximately 25 years of age standing 5’8” tall and weighing about 150 pounds.
He was last seen wearing dark pants and white long sleeved dress shirt. He was wearing a gold chain with a dollar sign pendant. The suspect has a notable flat-top faded haircut.
The fourth suspect is described as a black male adult, approximately 25 years of age standing 5’8” tall and weighing about 150 pounds with a thin build.
He was last seen wearing dark pants and a gray and black hooded sweatshirt with a camouflage pattern.
If you have any information on this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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