LaGrange Crime: Police investigate robbery and assault

Police in LaGrange, Ga., are investigating a robbery and assault that happened Saturday morning at the Summit Store located at 101 West Lukken Industrial.

The manager of the store Mrunalkumar Patel told police he was filling up the store's ATM machine when a man hit him from behind pushing him to a rack of magazines.

Patel said the man then grabbed cash from the ATM and attempted to leave the location.

Patel hit the thief knocking him down onto the counter and the man responded by punching Patel in the mouth.

The thief then ran north on Whitesville Road.

The case is under investigation and anyone with information should call Detective Colleen Hewitt of the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2674.