A man whose credit card was declined at a Core- Columbia convenience store Thursday became irate and assaulted two employees before stealing several cartons worth of cigarettes, authorities reported.
The assault and robbery at the 7-11 in the 500 block of C Street in downtown San Diego was reported shortly after 8 a.m., according to police.
After punching one clerk and pushing another to the floor, the assailant went behind the sales counter, grabbed boxes containing a total of 30 packs of cigarettes and fled, Officer Sarah Foster said.
No serious injuries were reported.
–City News Service
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