COVINA (CBSLA.com) — Police sought the public’s help Tuesday to locate a man who is wanted for stabbing a 62-year-old gas station clerk in Covina.
According to the Covina Police Department, the incident occurred around 5 p.m. on Monday at 76 Gas Station located in the 600 block of South Barranca Avenue.
Upon their arrival, paramedics transported the gas station clerk to a hospital for treatment of stab wounds to his left arm.
According to witnesses, an unknown adult man entered the business, walked around the counter and immediately began stabbing the clerk.
During a preliminary investigation, police reviewed surveillance video from inside the store and subsequently determined the clerk was stabbed during an attempted robbery. Officers said the victim was able to fend off the attack before the suspect left the scene.
The suspect fled southbound on Barranca Avenue from the scene in a black 2000 Chevrolet SUV, that has no license plates.
No property was stolen from the store.
Detectives described the suspect as a dark-skinned Hispanic or light-skinned African American man. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt, blue jeans and a black beanie.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this case has been urged to contact the Covina Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (626) 384-5620.