LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A female employee at the Luxxor Casino in Lehigh Acres was brutally attacked by a man robbing the business on Friday night.
"They beat her like she was a man. They beat her badly," said Carrye Decker, the owner of the Luxxor Casino.
The disturbing surveillance footage caught the attack from the moment it started. The video shows a masked man grabbing the employee as she's leaving the casino for the night. He pushes her back inside, and hits her in the head and face until his partner walks out with a handful of cash.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office told WINK News they found the 32-year-old woman bleeding from the head when they arrived at the business.
"She has staples on the back of her hand," said Jan Decker, the manager of the business. "She is okay, but it's going to take a while for her to recover."
The owner and manager of the casino said they couldn't stop crying after they saw the video.
"You don't expect people to do this to other people, especially J.C. She is a really good person and is nice to everyone," said the manager of the business.
"She is a great employee," explained the owner of the casino, who told us the footage left her traumatized.
The owner of the business said her casino is safe and nothing like this has ever happened before.
"Most of the people who come in here are retired. They come here for a social event," she said.
The owner and manager are seeking justice, and want the suspects to be caught.
Deputies said the robbers fled the location on foot. One suspect was described as wearing all black and the other a gray sweatshirt and dark pants.
Detectives ask anyone who may know the identity of these violent felons, or has more information related to the case, call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 477-1000 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 dollars, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477).
Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or through the TipSubmit app on any iPhone.