OKLAHOMA CITY - It started as a normal day for Alexis but quickly took a dangerous turn.
Alexis, a store clerk at Dollar General, was getting cigars for a customer behind the register on Tuesday afternoon.
"When I asked him for his ID, that's when he pulled his gun out,” she said.
Alexis began to panic when she tried to open the register but was missing the key.
"He came close to me, and he asked "Where's your purse, and do you have anything in your pockets?' He put his hand into my apron and took a box cutter out and my cell phone," she said.
When the alleged suspect couldn't open the register, he became violent.
Police said the suspect then pistol whipped Alexis.
"Obviously, very violent in nature, as he hit the woman in a completely unprovoked-type situation," said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
At that point, the suspect tried to force Alexis to find her manager.
However, the store's alarm system began to sound, scaring the suspect.
Alexis was able to run out of the back door to a nearby Whataburger for help.
"After I was running to Whataburger, that's when I saw the blood all over my chest, and I didn't know it was that bad," Alexis said.
Meanwhile, the thief robbed another woman at the front of the store, stealing her wallet from her purse.
Before he was able to make his getaway, he robbed one more innocent bystander.
"A citizen in the parking lot saw and began to follow him. This went into Warr Acres. When the suspect turned, he pointed the gun at him and robbed him of some jewelry he had on," Knight said.
Police said the suspect fired his gun as he was hopping a nearby fence.
The suspect is described as an 18- to 22-year-old black man.
He was wearing a black hoodie and black sweat pants.
He was also wearing black and red sneakers.
"I just hope he gets caught for doing what he did," Alexis said.
Alexis needed four staples, but it's not the physical wound that she is worrying about most.
"Yesterday, I was in shock, and I was crying. I mean, I'm okay, kind of," she said.
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300.
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