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Thief Punches Clerk in Alcohol Grab

A man tries to steal booze from a Ralphs on Crown Valley in Laguna Niguel late Thursday.

A man attempted to steal alcohol from the Ralphs Fresh Fare grocery store at 28231 Crown Valley in Laguna Niguel on Thursday night, punching a clerk in the face before fleeing.

The would-be thief was described as about 5-foot-7 with a motorcycle helmet. He fled on a motorized bicycle onto Greenfield, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Joe Balicki.

The grocery clerk, despite taking a punch, retained the alcohol.

Call 1-855-TIP-OCCS if you have information on this crime.

sandwhich artist January 15, 2013 at 09:11 PM
This is the same Guy who ordered food at subway on crown valley and golden lantern a little over a month ago. I am 100% sure
sandwhich artist January 15, 2013 at 09:12 PM
He ran out without paying. Wearing a helmet and on a motorized bicicle
sandwhich artist January 15, 2013 at 09:13 PM
He is a local so beware of this crook

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