Suspects hit hot dog vendor with hammer at local Home Depot

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 24 at 7:45 PM

(KMOV) – Police are hoping surveillance video will help catch four suspects after a hot dog vender was robbed and attacked with a stolen hammer at a Ferguson Home Depot on Wednesday.

Authorities said the hot dog vendor was standing at the front entrance of the Home Depot in the 10900 block of New Halls Ferry Rd. around 3 p.m. when four shoplifters walked by and swiped his cell phone.

Police said the vendor chased them out of the store, but was struck in the head with a hammer one of the suspects had stolen. The suspects then got in a car and drove away.

The bloodied victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities were looking at surveillance video to help identify the suspects.

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