Security video captured the moment a thief ransacked a shop in Chinatown before brutally attacking an elderly woman inside.
The robbery happened on Thursday at Angies Boutique on the 800 block of North Broadway around noontime.
The shop owner said the man, who was captured on surveillance camera, had come into the store a day earlier to purchase items and scope out the place.
As the suspect entered the shop on Thursday, he began quickly taking items from behind store counters as an older woman tried to stop him.
As she tries to physically stop him, he shoves her to the ground. She gets up and tries once again to stop him, but this time, he punches her in the face. As she falls to the ground, she begins bleeding profusely.