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Employee Hit in the Head then Robbed in Selah

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SELAH, Wash - Don Stipich works in the store at the Stagecoach RV Park in Selah.  The park sits on North Wenas Road, about 16 miles away from downtown. 

Stipich closed down the store at six o'clock Friday night and it was business as usual till.

"I opened the door and someone had hit me with something, probably with a rock," explained Stipich.

Stipich was taking the cash deposit bag out of the store for safe keeping for the night.  After being struck in the head, Stipich fell to the ground near his car.

"While they were trying to pull the bag all they were saying was 'let go'.  Then they hit me in the back a couple of times to get me to let go," says Stipich.

Stipich remembers one suspect running down the driveway and getting into a car after stealing the money.  The suspect got away with 600 dollars in cash.

"Very irritated, we work hard for our money, I work two jobs then someone takes it...," says Jill Paige, who owns the park.

This is the second theft the park had in just over a year and that is why they are beefing up security.  They plan to leave their guard dog out later into the evening and will no longer accept large amounts of cash, only checks and money orders.      

The robbery suspect is described as a man in a blue coat and jeans.  Call the Yakima County Sheriff's Office with information

Jordan.Youngs@kndo.com

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