Video Shows Suspects Beating, Slamming Store Manager To The Ground For Trying To Foil Alleged Robbery

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A video emerged Wednesday of a gang of alleged beauty store robbers beating up the store’s manager who tried to foil the alleged robbery in southern California, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News.

One of the alleged robbers could be seen tussling with the store manager, grabbing her by the hair and slamming her onto the ground just outside the store, as another alleged accomplice looked to join in and the others made their exit from the store, the video shows.

Marlene Sandoval, 32, was identified as the store manager in the video trying to prevent four women from getting away with their alleged theft from the store located in Commerce on Mar. 6, according to ABC7 Eyewitness News. The four suspects reportedly escaped in a white car, while Sandoval has been fighting for her life ever since. Sandoval remains in critical condition in a hospital’s intensive care unit, needing a heart transplant having suffered trauma and two heart attacks from the robbery incident, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Video Shows Robbery Gone Wrong As Laundromat Owner Left With Bullet In Head, Suspects Make It Easy For Police)

“Angry about those girls, what they’re doing, just for peanuts, you know what I mean,” Sandoval’s visibly upset father told ABC7 Eyewitness News, the video showed. “Attacked my little daughter.” He could neither sleep nor focus on his daily responsibilities as he was worried for Sandoval, he added, according to the outlet’s report.

“[California’s] judicial system definitely needs to change,” the store’s owner told the outlet, the video showed. “How the [District Attorney] prosecutes these individuals should definitely be more aggressive.”

The owner, Daniel Min, reportedly said California was not always like the scene in the video.

A GoFundMe campaign for Sandoval’s medical expenses has garnered just over one-fifth of its $100,000 goal as of this report.