A Sacramento man on the way to Redding found himself the victim of a brutal crowbar assault in Woodland late Friday morning.
Police say that the 29-year-old man had withdrawn a lot of cash from a Sacramento bank. He stopped at a Woodland gas station at around 10:40 a.m., only to have a suspect in a red hoodie approach him.
The suspect then demanded the money the victim had just withdrawn, threatening and then hitting him with a crowbar. Saying that he didn’t have the money, the victim ran into the convenience store to try and get help. But, the suspect gave chase and confronted him inside the store, striking the victim over the head again.
Even after emptying his pockets to show he didn’t have anything, the suspect persisted. The suspect then went back outside and bashed out a window of the victim’s car to look through.
The victim was able to pull the suspect out of the car, with the suspect eventually fleeing the scene in the car he arrived in – a gold Nissan Altima or Saturn.
Police note that the victim recognized the driver of the getaway car as another bank customer.