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Woman hit during attempted robbery of Murphy's Carpet and Supply, Port St. Lucie police say

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A man hit a furniture store employee in the face and grabbed her hair during a robbery attempt Friday morning, according to Port St. Lucie police.

The victim said the attack happened at 9 a.m. just after she opened Murphy's Carpet and Supply, police said.

The store is located at 1496 SE Village Green Drive.

The woman said her assailant led her around the store looking for money and when he couldn't find any he left heading south. 

The victim described the suspect as a 30-year-old thin, white man with short brown hair and shaggy beard. She said he was wearing a long-sleeve dark colored shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information is urged to call Port St. Lucie police orTreasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1.800.273.TIPS.

Story updated to correct Crime Stoppers phone number.

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