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Henderson police seek man in hammer attack; victim scared off man with gun

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Posted at 3:37 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 18:47:40-04

Henderson police are investigating an attempted robbery where the victim was struck in the face with a hammer.
 
In information released Aug. 25, Henderson police said the violent attack occurred around 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 18 in the parking lot of Shakespeare’s Grille and Pub located at 790 Coronado Center Drive, near Eastern Avenue.
 
The man was standing with a woman in the parking lot when a suspect approached them, immediately striking the man in the face with a cross-pein hammer, while demanding their valuables.

The man retrieved his firearm after being struck in the face, causing the suspect to drop the hammer and run from the area without any of the man’s property. The man did not fire his weapon.
 
The victim sustained a broken nose, fractured left eye socket and a laceration above the eye.
 
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, between 5'8" and 5'11", 150-180 pounds and wearing all black with a blue mask. Henderson police did not release any surveillance footage in the incident.
 
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 311 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.