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$5,000 reward for info in Chesterfield gas station attack on New Year's Day

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Police are still looking for the suspect that beat up and robbed a Chesterfield gas station worker on New Year's Day. The family is now offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

The worker was hit several times in the head while opening the Spencer's gas station on Centralia Road around 5:10 a.m. The thief then took off with the worker's cash.

The victim was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, but friends of the victim say he was able to come home late Thursday. However, he still has injuries from the attack.

Police are still searching for the suspect.

"Since he was attacked from behind, he wasn't able to give us any description of his assailant," said Lt. David Shand with Chesterfield Police. "But we are investigating other avenues."

Police believe someone nearby probably saw a suspicious person on foot or in a car that could be tied to the case. 

Meanwhile, people that know the victim say they're saddened he was so brutally attacked. 

"I hope you get better and I understand he's going home from the hospital today," said Charlotte Panther who works next door. "But I think they done a pretty good job on him and you know he didn't deserve that."

I'm hoping that he will know how much he's loved," added Janet Moss, who lives across the street. "That he's an important person in this neighborhood."

Anyone with information should contact Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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