Caught On Tape: Underage Beer Buyers Attack Clerk, Good Samaritan

GARDEN GROVE (CBS) — Surveillance video was released Thursday of two robbery suspects who attacked a clerk and a customer when one of the pair was questioned about his age as he tried to buy beer.

The robbery happened late Dec. 28 at a Circle K store in the 12000 block of Knott Street, Garden Grove police Lt. Nightengale said.

One of the men walked into the market, picked up a case of beer and took it to the counter. As the clerk questioned the customer, who appeared younger than 21, another man walked into the store and attacked the clerk, Nightengale said.

When a customer in the store saw the attack and tried to help, the two suspects attacked the customer before running away, he said.

Both suspects are male, about 17 to 20 years old. One has tan skin and dark hair, is about 5 foot 6, weighs about 140 pounds and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts. The other suspect is possibly Latino, about 5 foot 7, weighs about 150 pounds and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Lt. Nightengale said police would especially like to speak to the Good Samaritan, who left before police arrived at the scene, to recognize his effort to help the clerk.

Anyone with information about the robbery and attack can call investigators at (714) 741-5827 or (714) 741-5704.

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  • Robert S.

    I like the fact that when they feel “pressure, or resistence”,they get mad, fight back, and then Run-away! They do it in every state in the Union…..talking bout RRRRUUUNNIING! They do that when they get stressed!

    • Margarita Gamero

      Yup. They are nothing but cowards when confronted. More people should fight back to crime… we are the ones that can stop this nonsense. PEOPLE: FIGHT BACK and/or SPEAK UP!

      I think K-Mart should reward the good samaritan with at least $1,000. Encouraging people to fight back. (Hey… whatever money… is money!)

  • Tricia Lorraine

    Over beer? They need an intervention.

  • Leaving Cali

    MY GOD! California is a SH!T HOLE!!!

  • frenchyfrenchdude

    we’re studying this video in english class right now, just waited to say hi from france and that bying beer in legal from age 18 over here :D

  • They'll get caught

    Looked like the customer was fighting initially while still holding a cup of coffee. Haha. He even caught the guy in black until the other a-hole jumped in. Even then, he was able to toss that guy around. Trained?

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