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San Diego police: 4 spray 7-Eleven clerk with fire extinguisher, rob store

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 15:27:07-04

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Four juveniles were taken into custody early Wednesday morning after police said they sprayed a 7-Eleven clerk with a fire extinguisher and then proceeded to steal several items from the store.

San Diego police said the incident happened at around 3:30 a.m. at a store on Cottonwood Road, near San Ysidro Boulevard, in San Ysidro.

According to police, four juveniles entered the store and sprayed the clerk with a fire extinguisher before grabbing items such as alcohol and food.

Officers responding to the incident spotted the group and pursued them on foot. The juveniles were eventually caught and taken into custody.

Officers recovered the fire extinguisher and some of the items that were taken down the street from the store.