NATIONAL CITY, Calif. -- An employee at a National City donut shop was pistol-whipped during a robbery early Thursday morning.
National City police said the attack and robbery occurred shortly after midnight at the Winchell’s Donut House at 2447 E. Plaza Blvd., near Euclid Avenue.
A witness told 10News he was about to enter the shop when he saw a man hitting a worker behind the counter. The witness said he ran back to his car as the suspected attacker ran out of the front door and fled in a red van.
Responding officers determined the suspected attacker was pistol-whipped the employee while trying to take the cash register.
The worker was taken to the hospital with a head injury, but the severity is not known.
Police did not say if the attacker was able to get away with any cash.