TEGA CAY, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A woman who was pistol-whipped during an armed robbery at the gas station she works at is sharing the details of her harrowing experience.
Victoria Blonsky, the 27-year old store clerk who was smacked in the head with a gun, spoke only with FOX 46 on Tuesday.
Video captured the horrifying moments when robbers took her behind the counter and threatened to kill her.
Locals say the gas station Blonsky works at is normally a pretty busy store, but it was around 1:00 a.m. when the robbers snuck up on the woman. She believes they were watching her, waiting to attack.
“They basically just jammed the gun right in this area of my head,” she told FOX 46.
The look of fear on her face in the surveillance video is upsetting.
“I just called my mom and started crying, I was like mom ‘they could have shot me, I could be dead right now,’” Blonsky said.
Early Monday morning Blonsky, who works at the Circle K at the corner of Dam Rd. and Hwy 160 in Tega Cay was taking a break outside the store when she says one of the men crept up beside her, grabbed her by the neck and popped her on the head with a gun,
“He just grabbed me and forced me into the store, yelling at me and saying some not very nice things,” she said.
Once inside, Blonsky says the man in the black hoodie threatened to kill her.
“I opened my register for them and they were trying to tell me to open the safe. When I told them I couldn’t he said ‘open the safe or I will fill you full of holes.’”
She says she’s worried because the men who got away in this car have not been caught.
“I do not want to work night shift anymore unless I am somewhere where I feel safe and unfortunately I don't' really feel safe there anymore,” she said.
The men got away with cigarettes and some cash. Police say the suspects took off onto Hwy 160 heading towards I-77.
“I would ask why, why would you come and risk and risk their lives and mine for a few measly dollars it's just ridiculous.”
If you know who they are, or you have any information related to the incident, contact the Tega Cay Police Department immediately.