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Hesperia Stater Brothers employee injured after shoplifter flees in car

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A Stater Brothers employee was injured after a shoplifting suspect used his vehicle to strike the victim, officials said.

It happened at about 3:17 pm, on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in the 16900 block of Main Street in Hesperia.

“When deputies Reutgen and White arrived, they learned that a white male adult entered the Stater Bros. and filled up a shopping cart with merchandise; approximately value for the merchandise: $98.12,” stated Hesperia Sheriff’s station spokesman Edgar Moran.

According to Moran, the subject then passed all open and manned registers failing to pay for the shopping cart full of items.

“As the subject was loading up his vehicle, a tan Saturn, with the items, he was confronted by two employees. One of the employees began to take the items back; at that time the subject threatened to sic his dog on the employees. The subject then got into his vehicle and struck one of the employees in the shins as he was attempting to get away,” stated Moran.

Moran said the whole incident was captured on video surveillance.

“Through investigation, deputies managed to identify the subject and got a possible ID on the subject via a photographic line up with the two store employees,” stated Moran.

The subject is still at large; this case is currently still on going.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500.

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