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(KSL News) A pawn shop employee got the scare of her life this morning.
Police say a man came into Hy and Mike's pawn shop in West Valley and started speaking Spanish to the woman behind the counter. The woman didn't understand what he was saying. Then he flashed a silver handgun. West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan said, "He bound her, took her into the rear room of the store, was continuing to give her instructions. She couldn't understand what was going on; he struck her several times in the head."
The woman suffered only minor injuries. Witnesses saw the suspect leave the store and get into a black car. They say he looked to be in his early 20s, about 5 foot 6 inches tall, with dark hair.
Investigators are looking at surveillance video for clues and to see if the man got away with anything.