Suspect sought in stabbing of Covina gas station clerk

COVINA, Calif. (KABC) -- Covina police released surveillance video Tuesday of a suspect wanted for allegedly stabbing a 62-year-old gas station clerk during a robbery attempt.

The incident was reported at a 76 gas station in the 600 block of S. Barranca Avenue at about 5 p.m. Monday, Covina police Sgt. Gregg Peterson said.

"After the victim fended off the attack, the suspect immediately left the store without taking any property and entered the driver's seat of a black 2000 model, Chevrolet SUV -- with no plates -- that was parked near the front doors of the business," Peterson said.

The suspect was described as a dark-skinned Hispanic or light-skinned black man. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt, blue jeans and a black beanie.

The clerk, whose name was withheld, was airlifted to a local hospital and treated for stab wounds to his left arm.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Covina Police Department Detective Bureau at (626) 384-5620.
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