Seffner, Florida -- Hillsborough County detectives are searching for two men who attacked an elderly conveniencestore clerk on the night of July 22.
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Detectives say around 9 p.m. at the US 92 Convenience Store on U.S. Highway 92 W and Kings Avenue, one of the men grabbed 71-year-old Hasimbhai Indawala by his shirt from across the counter and held him while his accomplicearmed with aknife went behind the counter to grab Indawala.
The twoforced Indawala to open the register and, while one grabbed the cash drawer, the otherbody slammed Indawala to the ground. Both then proceeded to beat him repeatedly in the head and stomach.
On their way out, they also grabbed several packs of cigarettes from the back of the counter and fled in a dark colored 4-door sedan, possibly an older model Dodge or Chrysler,in an unknown direction.
The first suspect is described as a white male, 5'10", 220 pounds, with light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and jeans.
The second suspect is described as a white male, 5'9", 160 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and jeans.
Indawala was taken to Brandon Regional Medical Center and was later transferred to Tampa General because of the extent of his injuries. Authorities say he is still in the hospital at this time.
Anyone with any information reference the suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online atwww.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).