Uptown pistol-whipping robbery victim tells harrowing tale in her own words

Many were shocked yesterday to learn about a particularly violent crime at an Uptown coffee shop on Wednesday night.

Two women working behind the counter at the Uptown Dunn Brothers (1506 W. Lake Street) were confronted by a pair of armed robbers, who proceeded to pistol whip one of them and stomp the other's head.

We talked to one of the victims last night, who provided this first person account on the condition we not use her name or identifying personal details.

Can you believe they did this to two young women in a coffee shop?