Knife-Wielding Robber Pepper Sprayed

The quick-thinking store clerk prevented a theft.

A liquor store clerk thwarted a knifepoint heist late Thursday by pepper spraying the robber, Watsonville police reported.

The attempted robbery happened around 10:20 p.m. when a man walked into Lulu's Liquors, at 1102 Freedom Blvd., and brandished a knife at the clerk and several customers, police said.

But instead of complying with the robber's demands for cash, the clerk pepper sprayed him in the face, police reported.

The robber ran away without taking money, police said.

Watsonville police officers and a Sheriff's Office police dog searched the surrounding neighborhood but didn't find the would-be robber, police said. He was described as a Latino man, 20-30 years old, medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The liqour store was the site of a gang-motivated stabbing last weekend.

Watzon McWats November 02, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Like I said in the last LuLu's post, one of the only places in Watsonville I won't go. Glad the clerk stood his ground and that no one got hurt.
David H. Perez November 02, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Amen to that, too!
Pablo Villagran November 03, 2012 at 12:45 AM
close one half of the liquor stores in watsonville. la mona lisa example it is clear. ya no permitan que nos estemos chingando entre la misma raza and just be clowns of out of town people who wants to imposse in the long run more fraud!!!!
Watzon McWats November 03, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Adrian November 04, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Good job


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