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WATCH: Man punches pregnant woman in face during robbery


WATCH: Man punches pregnant woman in face during robbery

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 20, 2014

A man in Florida was recently caught on camera punching a pregnant store clerk in the face before running off with bundles of cash.

The video shows a man, later identified as 41-year-old Vincent Lavon Johnson, reaching over the counter and hitting 35-year-old Jessica Smith squarely in the face.

After he hits her, Johnson stands over her and demands access to the cash register. Smith complies, telling her attacker she's pregnant, and Johnson fills his pockets with money and takes a phone before leaving.

After the robbery, local police distributed the video to the local media and asked the public for help in identifying the man, according to the New York Daily News.

He was quickly identified and arrested in his Pensacola home on Thursday.

The pregnant woman was hospitalized with a broken nose, according to WEAR.

The robbery took place at a Boost Mobile store.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to