LOS ANGELES – Police Friday were searching for a group of juveniles suspected of fatally injuring a liquor store clerk with a scooter in Highland Park.
The group of two girls and two boys entered Tony’s Market near the intersection of Figueroa Street and E Avenue 40 about 8 p.m. Thursday and “attempted to steal various items,” FOX11 reported.
The clerk, 68-year-old Steven Reyes, attempted to stop the suspects, but one of them struck Reyes over the head with a scooter and the group fled the scene with the stolen items, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Reyes was taken to a hospital by paramedics, where he died of his injuries.
A description of the suspects was not available, but the LAPD reported investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from the area.
Anyone with information on the robbery was asked to call the LAPD at 877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.