SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man suspected of robbing and pummeling a customer Thursday at an Oak Park convenience store, leaving the victim with a broken leg, was arrested a short time later during a freeway traffic stop, authorities reported.
The alleged thief and a cohort confronted the 25-year-old victim at an am/pm mini-mart in the 1800 block of Euclid Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m. and demanded that he surrender a gold chain he was wearing, according to San Diego police.
When the customer refused to comply, the bandits punched and kicked him and forcibly stole the piece of jewelry, then left the business and fled in a gray older-model sedan driven by a third man, SDPD Sgt. Ray Battrick said.
Medics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of a fractured right leg, the sergeant said.
About a half-hour after the robbery, patrol officers spotted a car matching the description of the thieves' vehicle on westbound State Route 94 in the Webster area and pulled it over.
One of the occupants of the sedan was arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault likely to produce great bodily injury, according to Battrick. The suspect's name was not immediately available.
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