Woman struck in head during robbery of produce mart

74yr old woman assaulted during robbery

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A woman working at a Wilmington produce mart was struck with an object during a robbery Wednesday night.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery at Herb’s Fresh Produce at 2011 Princess Place Drive shortly after 8 p.m.

A 74-year-old woman who was working at the business told police she was looking for her keys when the female suspect walked into the store.

The suspect reportedly helped the woman look for her keys before heading to the restroom.

When the suspect came out of the restroom, she struck the worker in the head with an object and tapped her mouth closed.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the business before fleeing the scene.

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