Men caught on tape beating woman

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 7:18 pm
By: News 9

By Amy Lester, NEWS 9

A surveillance video was released on Wednesday of a woman being attacked in a foiled robbery, police said.

The alleged victim, Rebekah Connelly, said she was at work when the two men attacked her.

"I've got kids, so my whole life passed before my eyes," Connelly said.

Caught on tape, two men barged in and grabbed Connelly by her throat, throwing her on the table and demanded money.

"He had a gun in his hand and he hit me in the mouth with the gun," Connelly said. "I had blood all over my face."

Connelly said she repeatedly told the men she had no money to give them.

"I was telling him there was nothing here," Connelly said. "This is just a legal office, all we have are files."

The men took Connelly to the back, tied her up, stole her purse, and left her, police said. Connelly said she's just glad to be alive.

A sign on the door at Connelly's work read "No cash on premises," so she's surprised the robbers would target the collection agency.

The robbers never found a big bag of cash, but they did get away with Connelly's credit cards, which they used.

"These are two individuals we want to get identified as soon as possible and get them off the streets," said Sgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma Police Department.

According to police, one of the suspects was wearing a black jacket with pineapples on it.