A man attacked a convenience store clerk Wednesday night in Dale City and an 11-year-old may have helped in the attack, along with two others, Prince William County police said.
Four people entered the 7-Eleven at 4800 Dale Blvd. around 9:30 p.m. One of them punched the store’s clerk, a 32-year-old man, in the face, police said.
Police are investigating the incident to determine the motive of the attack, said Sgt. Dennis Mangan, police spokesman. Mangan did not know if the attackers had a prior relationship with the victim.
The victim told police that he believes the three other people began to punch and kick him while he was on the ground, including what he described as a roughly 11-year-old boy.
The victim, who became disoriented during the attack, was flown to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries and police are asking for any witnesses to come forward to help identify the attackers.
Police describe the primary attacker as a white man about 6 feet 3 inches tall and 170 pounds in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing a white shirt with black jeans and had a ponytail.
The second attacker is described by police as a white female, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds in her late teens or early 20s. She was wearing a white T-shirt.
Police describe the third attacker as a white man roughly 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a black shirt and black jeans during the attack.
The 11-year-old is an estimated 4 feet 5 inches tall with dark shorts and a white shirt.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Solvers at (866) 411-TIPS. Callers do not have to give their names or testify in court and may receive up to $1,000 reward.