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Video: Woman fights off knife-wielding attacker at Pomona business

Posted at 1:01 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 16:01:00-04

POMONA (CNS) - Pomona police asked for the public's help Thursday evening in identifying an armed robbery suspect believed responsible for at least three recent gas station robberies and other attempted robberies in the city.

During these robberies, the suspect walked into the businesses, pulled a weapon and demanded money from a cash register, then ran from the scene, according to the Pomona Police Department.

The latest incident occurred Saturday and the suspect got into a fight with the victim and escaped with a large amount of money, police said. The attack was caught on surveillance video at the business, showing the suspect struggle with the victim, before the victim fights him off.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes and a mustache. He wears blue jeans, dark or gray tennis shoes and baseball caps or straw hats, police said.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect was asked to call Pomona police at 909-622-1241.

Anonymous tips can be provided through Crime Stoppers by calling 800- 222-TIPS or at lacrimestoppers.org.