Asian Store Owner Assaulted by Shoplifters

March 6, 2021

TOLEDO, Ohio—Police are attempting to identify multiple suspects who stole a large number of items from a beauty store in West Toledo and viciously assaulted the store owner.

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Multiple suspects walked out of Monroe Beauty Supply with merchandise on Tuesday, February 23.

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When store owner Hylun Sook Hwang confronted the shoplifters, one of the suspects spit on her and struck her in the face with a stun gun and punched her, reported WTOL 11.

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The owner valiantly tried pursuing the suspects’ car on foot as they left the parking lot. Hwang’s face was bruised and swollen, however, she refused treatment.

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Anyone with information on the identity of any suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.

Images via WTOL 11

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