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Video shows moments before vicious attack

GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - A liquor store employee was brutally beaten for nearly half an hour, then robbed at gun point, and his attackers are still on the loose.

Gladewater Police say two armed men attacked a clerk around 9 p.m. at Lambert's Liquor off Highway 271.

After the robbery, police, sheriff's deputies and a DPS helicopter scoured the area searching for the robbers.

Moments after Viriya Chum locked up for the night, he was attacked by robbers pointing a gun, demanding money.
"They tried to take me to the back and took off my jacket and tied me up and tried to hit me and tried to ask me where I keep the money. I said money inside the store, and they said no. I'm a liar," recalled Chum.

Behind the building, out of the camera's view, Chum says he was beaten for nearly half an hour.
"They hit the gun on my head," says Chum.

He says his attackers stole his wallet, iPhone and iPod. But he doesn't care about any of those things. He just wants one thing back.

"Give me my paperwork back and that's it. You can have the money and go, I just need my paperwork back," he pleaded.

Chum is from Cambodia and says he desperately needs his green card returned.

Meanwhile, the store's owner, Johnny Teve, spent Wednesday morning changing the locks.

Chum's attackers stole his key to the store.

"I want the police get them, Teve expressed, "The ones you see in the video."

Gladewater Police say moments before the store closed Tuesday night, a third man went inside and asked the clerk if the surveillance cameras were working.

If you have any information about this case, call police immediately.

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