NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Twin brothers in Pennsylvania are accused of the beating of a female pizza shop owner last month, authorities said.
Justin Cassidy and Kevin Cassidy, both 19 and from Aston, were arraigned Thursday morning on robbery and aggravated assault charges, KYW-TV reported.
Norristown police are still searching for a third suspect in the attack, Justin Croson, of Seven Valleys, the television station reported.
According to police, the brothers robbed Mama Venezia’s Pizzeria in Norristown on Feb. 19, WCAU reported. The men also took part in an assault on the shop’s owner, Ying Ngov, 56, the television station reported.
Ngov, a Chinese immigrant, told WPVI that she was struggling to eat because of her injuries.
Police said the twins and Croson stole a 12-pack and a six-pack of beer, according to WCAU. Ngov chased after the men wielding a shovel.
“I protected myself,” Ngov told WPVI. “I (knew), maybe, they were going to hit me.”
Outdoor surveillance cameras caught the men pushing Ngov down onto a pile of snow and the sidewalk, then attacking her on the ground before fleeing, the television station reported.
“Her back is hurting right now and they are actually going to take a lot of imaging tomorrow,” Ngov’s son-in-law, Bryan Skipper, told KYW. “Her face still hurts, it’s still swollen.”
The Cassidy brothers are each being held on $40,000 bail. Their preliminary hearings are scheduled for March 17, according to the television station.