Grover Beach teen batters Vons security guard

March 31, 2020

A 16-year-old thief used a bottle of alcohol to assault a Vons market security guard in Grover Beach Monday afternoon, according to the city’s police department.

The juvenile robber managed to get away after the assault but was caught later in the day.

At about 12:30 p.m., the teen stole an item or items from Vons and, while committing the theft, assaulted the security guard with a liquor bottle, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. The security guard suffered undisclosed injuries and received treatment at the scene.

The robber fled and was seen running westbound through the parking lot toward McDonald’s on Grand Avenue. Grover Beach police issued a be-on-the-lookout and asked the public for help locating the suspect.

Later, an alert citizen reported seeing the teen in the 2200 block of The Pike in Grover Beach. Officers arrived at the location and arrested the juvenile.

Officers booked the teen in San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall on charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

Niles Q

Add alcohol abuse to the hooligan’s charges


Was the BOLO as vague as this article? How did the alert citizen know what characteristics made their unknown subject the likely perpetrator? To put it another way, what was the language in the BOLO? Did they identify the perpetrator or release a photograph? Can we see that please?


He was just practicing the policy implemented in San Francisco where shoplifters are not to be pursued or arrested so they’re just freely looting the stores with no consequence.


And then they can use any public street, park, transit location, or private space as a bathroom or needle injection site with no consequences.


That is Vons policy here as well. No security in Atascadero and SLO and they run out with booze all the time, the stores have stopped bothering PD, just the cost of doing business in a devolving society. And then they go gleefully dine and line up for benefits at ECHO and The Prado Center as if the Vons shoppers were responsible for their station in life and must trip over themselves to provide services, which they do.