Merced police department officers responded to the AM/PM on West Highway 140 for a victim who had been hit in the head with a metal pipe at around 7:45 Monday night.
Officer Martinez located a 53-year-old victim suffering from a head wound. Video surveillance from the business captured the incident which depicted a white male adult wearing a baseball-style cap assaulting the victim.
The suspect fled prior to police arriving. The victim was transported to an area hospital for head trauma.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer N. Martinez at 209-388-7776 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.