Written by AARON CASTREJON
AZUSA - A clerk was reportedly punch several times by a liquor store robber Thursday morning, Azusa Police said.
The robbery occurred at Diana’s Liquor, 200 W. Foothill Blvd., around 8:52 a.m. November 19. The suspect stole merchandise and attempted to flee. The clerk attempted to get payment from the suspect, according to the Azusa Police Department.
“The victim stated he attempted to receive payment from the suspect at which point the suspect punched him several times on the face,” according to the Azusa Police Department in a written statement.
Arriving officers located 18-year-old Covina man Roger Sapien in the west alley in the 500 block of North San Gabriel Avenue.
The clerk identified Sapien as the suspect, Azusa Police said.
The clerk said he was uninjured and refused medical help.
Sapien was booked on suspicion of robbery and was held in lieu of $50,000 bail.