Cashier beat, tied up in laundromat robbery: 'Please help me'

Cashier beat, tied up in laundromat robbery: 'Please help me'

NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (FOX19) -- A female cashier was beaten and tied up with a phone cord during a robbery at a North College Hill laundromat early Thursday, police said.

Officers responded to Super Laundry on Goodman Avenue about 3:30 a.m.

The woman locked herself in the bathroom and called 911.

"Hello, please hurry," she told the dispatcher, gasping for breath several times throughout the recorded call.

"I'm a supervisor. I just got beat up. Please help me," the cashier said.

She said the suspect took off with $98 in cash, the cash register and keys to the business.

When police arrived, they found her with a bloody face and shaken up.

She was taken to Mercy West Hospital as a precaution and is expected to recover, they said.

The cashier told officers the suspect asked to come inside to buy chips from a vending machine, so she let him in.

But that's when she said he punched her in the face several times, dragged her by her hair, forced her to the ground, took the key from her and tied her up.

The suspect, who was not armed with a weapon, remains at large.

A K-9 search of the area was unsuccessful.

The suspect is described as 40-to-50-years-old with slightly graying hair. He wore blue jeans and a blue T-shirt.

Police said they have surveillance video from the attack and robbery that they plan to review.

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