Muscoy liquor store clerk beaten during armed robbery; 4 suspects sought

MUSCOY, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (KABC) -- Four robbery suspects beat a liquor store clerk with the barrel of a shotgun in the Muscoy area of San Bernardino County and then fled the scene with approximately $4,000 in cash, authorities said.

The armed robbery, which was caught on a surveillance camera, was reported in the 2700 block of N. Macy Street at 10 p.m. Monday.

Sheriff's deputies said four male suspects wearing masks stormed into the market, and at least one suspect was armed with a black shotgun.

The clerk, who saw the suspects rushing in, grabbed cash and ran into an office.

As two of the suspects emptied the cash drawer, the man with the rifle headed toward the office, trying to kick the door in.

Meanwhile, the other suspects grabbed liquor bottles, cigarettes -- anything they could get their hands on. One of the suspects is seen in the video grabbing the clerk's cellphone and slamming it into the ground to disable it.

The suspects finally broke down the office door and beat the clerk with the barrel of the shotgun.

During the madness, one of the robbers who was barking out orders actually showed his face, just briefly, before covering it back up.

Detectives also want the public to note the distinct color pattern on the left shoe on one of the robbers.

The clerk was transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.

The suspects fled to a waiting vehicle and were last seen traveling southbound on Macy Street in a dark-colored, older-model Ford Explorer SUV.

Anyone with information on this incident was asked to contact Deputy Sanchez at the Central Station at (909) 387-3645.
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