VANCOUVER, CANADA (NBC) - The woman who survived a terrifying beating in Vancouver Sunday night (after the robber snuck up behind her at an ATM) says she had to get 37 staples in her head after the attack.
Sherrie Head was making a deposit at the ATM at the Bank of America, located at 409 on SE Chaklov Street, just after 6 p.m., when she thought a piece of the roof had suddenly fallen onto her head.
"I turned around to see what was going on, to see what fell on me, and this guy was just hitting me. He hit me a total of four times," she told KGW in an exclusive interview.
Since the attack, Head said she has cried - a lot. She's still shocked it happened to her. Police studied surveillance photos to piece together the crime. They said the suspect walked up behind the unknowing woman and used some type of object to hit her on the head and shoulders.
He also stole her wallet and ran off, leaving her severely injured. Head said he actually only got off with 15 cents because her wallet was otherwise empty and her ATM card was still inside the machine.
Everything was captured on a surveillance camera. Now police hope those photos will help them capture a suspect. The suspect was described as a white man in his early 20s, about 5'4" tall, with a slim build. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket, jeans, a distinctive belt and a multi-colored cap, facing backwards.
Shortly after the attack, Vancouver police searched the area with a K-9, but could not track the man down. They were not able to locate the weapon, either. Police released surveillance photos of the attack to the media, hoping someone would recognize the suspect.
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