MODESTO, CA - Store surveillance camera photos captured a man punching a store employee during a robbery in Modesto Monday evening.
The Coach store at Vintage Faire Mall was robbed just before 6:26 pm., said Modesto police spokesman Ivan Valencia.
A man came into the store and snatched up several handbags on display, according to Valencia. As the man left, a store clerk tried to stop him and was punched for her effort. She fell and the robbery suspect ran off with the purses.
Witnesses described the robber as Hispanic and about 5 feet 10 tall. He wore a gray sweater with a red hood, blue jeans and a black Cincinnati Reds baseball cap.