Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are searching for two suspects who they say beat up a store clerk during a robbery.

Officers say around 9 p.m. Tuesday, the men went to the Night and Day Mart at 2338 Two Notch Road. Two of the store's employees were outside sitting in the car when they were approached by the suspects, who pointed a gun at them and demanded money and cell phones.

One of the victims knocked the gun out of the suspect's hands. The victim began struggling with one of the suspects, who then hit the victim in the head. The suspect then ran from the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital where that person was treated and released.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.