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.
Hawthorne Chevron employee stabbed trying to stop robbery