Jrtroll December 4, 2023
A woman is recovering after being brutally assaulted during a gas station robbery in Normandy Park.
It all happened Friday around 9 p.m. at the Friendly Normandy Market. Leah Johnston is a cashier at the gas station, surveillance video shows her getting hit multiple times and kicked to the ground.
“Once he started hitting me I pretty much just went into defense mode and I really didn’t see anything after that,” said Johnston.
Normandy Park Police Chief Dan Yourkoski said they’re looking for six male suspects. In the video, they can be seen wearing all black and face masks.
Police said all six suspects arrived and took off in two stolen vehicles, a Kia and Hyundai. Both cars have been recovered, according to police.
Johnston said she was alone when the men robbed the store and assaulted her
When I saw them come through the door with the masks and what not I had a feeling something was going to happen and I mentally prepared myself to be robbed, I was not prepared to be attacked.”
Johnston said the suspects were inside the store for about four minutes. She added the suspects took around $100 in cash and handfuls of merchandise from the cigarette case.