A man who went into a 7-Eleven store to steal a 40-ounce beer beat a clerk with the bottle Sunday in San Jacinto, officials said.
The incident in the 1400 block of South San Jacinto Avenue was reported about 2:20 a.m., according to a news release written by Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Sargent.
According to the sergeant, the suspect left with the beer and was followed by the clerk, who tried to stop him, Sargent wrote.
The clerk reached for the suspect but fell and knocked himself unconscious, the sergeant said. The suspect ran off but then returned and struck the clerk with the bottle.
According to Sargent, the suspect then punched the unconscious clerk repeatedly before running off again.
The clerk suffered multiple injuries and was taken to a hospital, where a condition report was not immediately available.
Investigators could not find the suspect and the investigation was continuing.
Anyone with information was asked to call investigators at 951-654-2702.