FALLBROOK–A liquor store employee suffered serious head injuries after he attempted to stop three robbery suspects from stealing liquor.
At 2:40 p.m., Sheriff deputies responded to a robbery at the Fallbrook Liquor store located at 1051 S. Main Street in the unincorporated area of Fallbrook. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male lying in the middle of the roadway with head trauma. The store owner stated the victim is his employee. The victim was attempting to stop two suspects from stealing bottles of liquor. When the victim caught up to one of the supects, the suspect struck him in the head with one of the liquor bottles. Additional witnesses on scene observed the suspect drop the bottle, get into a black sedan and flee the scene.
Deputies spotted the vehicle and conducted a “hot stop” in Oceanside. A 19 year-old male, a 18 year-old male, and a 26 year-old male were detained. In addition, evidence from the liquor store was discovered inside the vehicle. A curbside line-up was conducted and all three suspects including the vehicle were identified as having committed the crime. The 19 year-old male was arrested for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The 18 year-old and 26 year-old male were arrested for conspiracy.
Detectives from the Fallbrook Station are conducting the investigation. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuires. The investigation is still on going at this time.