Mulvane police have released security video of a violent robbery at a grocery store last month, hoping help from the public can lead to the capture of the two men who committed the crime.
Two Dillons employees were preparing to open the store at about 4:15 a.m. on June 10 when someone rang the bell for the delivery entrance in the back of the store, Mulvane Lt. Matt O’Brien said. When one of the employees opened the entrance, two men jumped in and knocked him out. They then tied him up.
One of the suspects then ran to the customer service area, where a store manager had opened a safe to get money for the cash registers.
“He grabbed her from behind, body-slammed her and tied her up,” O’Brien said.
They threatened to kill the employees if they moved. They then ransacked the store and left with an undetermined amount of money.
One of the suspects wore a mask, O’Brien said, and the other used a bread tray and packing tape over his nose and under his eyes to shield his appearance. He also wore a hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap.
Both men appear to be in their mid- to late 20s.
O’Brien said authorities are troubled by the violence used by the robbers in the crime. While one employee has returned to work, the other has not because of lingering effects from the assault.