PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR/CNN) — Florida police made an arrest in a brutal robbery that was caught on camera.
Surveillance video captured a man talking with a store clerk, who is pregnant, on Wednesday.
He suddenly swung his arm and punched her in the face, the blow so powerful, she fell flat on her back.
“It’s a shame. Justice is not ever good enough for a situation like that,” said Bob Wilson, the store’s owner.
After punching her, the man walked behind the counter and asked her how to open the register. She complied.
He then opened the register and took cash. Police don’t know exactly how much money he took.
“It’s a terrible world out there and we have to buckle down and make it right,” Wilson said.
Wilson was fired up when he found out what happened. He said his employee was defenseless against the man.
He offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who turns him into the police.
“It’s better that you turn him in than suddenly finding him. It’s not going to be right for him to be out there. It’s not right. He needs to be brought to justice,” he said.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment for a broken nose.
A tip lead police to the home of the suspect, 41-year-old Vincent Johnson. He was arrested Thursday morning.
Johnson is charged with felony battery, strong-arm robbery and burglary.