Hawthorne Chevron employee stabbed trying to stop robbery

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Patrol vehicles are shown near a Chevron gas station in Hawthorne following a robbery on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
Patrol vehicles are shown near a Chevron gas station in Hawthorne following a robbery on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
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HAWTHORNE, Calif. (KABC) -- A gas station employee in Hawthorne was stabbed while trying to stop a robbery.

The incident happened at the Chevron gas station on the 3700 block of West Imperial Highway.

Hawthorne police received a robbery call around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said the suspect may have been trying to get away with phones.

He was arrested at the scene. Police believe he is a repeat offender and may have tried to rob the store several times.

Both the suspect and the victim sustained multiple injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.