Police are hunting for the unnecessarily vicious robber who pistol-whipped two Walgreens employees who had obeyed his orders inside their Bayview store Sunday.
A 25-year-old man who reportedly works as a customer greeter at the store at Third Street and Evans Avenue said he was attacked while closing shop about 7:45 p.m.
The man walked to the rear to punch in the code to the security office when he was confronted by a gun-toting thug who demanded his keys as well as the keys from a female coworker.
Even though the victims complied with the order, the goon still saw the need to pistol-whip both victims before stealing money from the safe and fleeing through a rear door, police said.
The victims were treated at Kaiser Hospital for injuries that are not considered life threatening. The suspect successfully fled, but police say they have seized video surveillance footage and are searching for him.