A customer who confronted a man stealing beer at an Echo Park 7-Eleven store was punched several times by the suspect, according to police. The Rampart Division is now asking for the public’s help to find the suspect involved in the robbery that took place on the evening of Oct. 20 at the 7-Eleven store on Sunset Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue.
The suspect, described as a 170-pound, 6-foot tall male Latino with a tattoo on the top of his left hand, was walking out of the store without paying for two, 18-can packs of beer when he was confronted by a customer, according to a notice posted on the Rampart Division’s Facebook page. The customer fell to the floor after being punched two to three times in the face by the suspect, who then fled across Sunset and headed north on Waterloo Street.
During August, the same convenience store was robbed five times during a week.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Rampart Detective F. Prieto at (213) 484-3627.