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Beating in Robbery Terrorized Henderson Couple

“They were stomping. They were beating him to death,” wife says.

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HENDERSON, N.C. — Henderson police are looking for a third teenager after they arrested two others on charges that they severely beat an elderly man and terrified his wife.

“They were stomping. They were beating him to death,” Mary Helen Clark, 76, said. “I said, ‘Please don’t hurt him. He’s sick. He has cancer. Please don’t hurt him.’”

Herman Clark, 80, had his hip broken in two places in the attack, his wife said.

Police are looking for Robert Brodie, 17. They have arrested Tamil Robinson, 16, and Reuben Cooper, 18. They are being held pending a court appearance April 9.

The Clarks were attacked two weeks ago outside their Styl-ees Beauty Salon.

“The motivation was the money,” Police Lt. Charles Pulley said. He said he was somewhat surprised at the suspects’ youth, and police do not know if they had a particular reason for wanting the couple’s money.

“We don’t believe any of the individuals had a drug problem,” Pulley said.



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