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Robber Beats Clerk Nearly to Death With Hammers in Graphic Surveillance Video

Image source: KXAS-TV

Image source: KXAS-TV

A Dallas clerk was left clinging to life after a robber slashed his throat and then nearly beat him to death with hammers.

The Dallas police department released graphic surveillance footage of the attack in the hope that someone might recognize the perpetrator, local NBC affiliate KXAS-TV reported.

Investigators say the robber went into the AZ Mart in Southeast Dallas on Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. For an unknown reason, clerk came out from behind the protective glass and the robber slashed his throat. That's when he dragged the clerk into a hardware supplies aisle and proceeded to beat him with several hammers.

Police said the man escaped with an unknown amount of cash.

"Not often do we see a robbery where the robber gets the money," Dallas Deputy Police Chief Sherryl Scott said. "Normally, the robber runs off but, in this case, he actually stayed and commenced to beating our complainant with a hammer."

The clerk was transported to a Dallas hospital where his condition had been upgraded from critical to serious, according to KXAS. His injuries were so severe, however, that he was unable to speak with investigators.

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