Merced Food 4 Less employee hospitalized after being stabbed by thief

Police say the 33-year-old employee tried to catch the suspect after he stole items from the store.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Merced police are looking for a man who stabbed a grocery store clerk on Wednesday night.

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Merced police are looking for a man who stabbed a grocery store security employee on Wednesday night.

The stabbing happened just before 8:30 pm at the Food 4 Less store at Olive Ave. and R St.

Police say the 33-year-old employee tried to catch the suspect after he stole items from the store.

That's when the suspect stabbed the security employee in the chest.

The victim was rushed to a hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

Police say the suspect was a man in his twenties or thirties and was clothed in all black.

He left in a dark blue sedan.