Robber punches 7-Eleven clerk in the face in Paso Robles

July 4, 2017

A 7-Eleven clerk in Paso Robles decided to confront a pair of robbers as they were stealing alcohol from his store early Sunday morning. One of the robbers then punched the clerk in the face, and both of the suspects got away, according to the Paso Robles Police Department.

Around 1:30 a.m., two men entered the 7-Eleven in the 2300 block of Spring Street and snatched alcohol from a display case. The men tried to hide the bottles under their clothes.

The clerk then confronted the thieves as they were leaving the store. One of the suspects fled by foot with the stolen alcohol while the clerk tried to stop the second suspect.

But, the robber punched the clerk in the face multiple times, causing him to retreat behind the counter. The suspect then knocked over a display case, stole more merchandise and fled.

Police are requesting help from the public in identifying the suspects. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call the police department at (805) 237-6464 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

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Upon conviction his first punishment should be to be punched in the face, then he can be locked up.

HI DEF CAMERAS people. Know it, buy it, install it

Agree on the poor camera footage, could be much better. I think that all convenience store clerks should open carry a sidearm after 10pm and these incidents would stop completely.

It’s too bad there isn’t a law that requires at least two or more employees to work on any overnight shift. These sorts of crimes have been occurring for decades…some with tragic results.

If they had to pay 2 Employees to mind the store during the early morning hours when customer traffic is almost not, they wouldn’t be able to keep it open 24/7. I think whoowhoo has the better solution.

The store owner cheapened out on getting a quality surveillance system. You probably couldn’t get a conviction due to those poor images.