At 2:40 p.m., Sheriff Deputies responded to a call of robbery at the Fallbrook Liquor store located at 1051 S. Main Street in the unincorporated area of Fallbrook.
Deputies arrived on scene and located a male subject lying in the middle of the roadway with head trauma. Multiple witnesses were located on scene.
The store owner stated the victim is his employee. The victim was attempting to stop two suspects from stealing bottles of liquor. When the victim caught up to one of the supects, the suspect struck him in the head with one of the liquor bottles. Additional witnesses on scene observed the suspect drop the bottle, get into a black sedan and flee the scene.
A description of the suspect vehicle was broadcast by Sheriff’s Dispatch to surrounding north county agencies.
Sheriff Deputies in the City of Vista located the occuppied vehicle in their city. The vehicle was stopped in the City of Oceanside where a vehicle hot stop was conducted. A 19 year old male, a 18 year old male, and a 26 year old male were detained.
In addition, evidence from the liquor store was discovered inside the vehicle. A curbside line-up was conducted and all three subjects including the vehicle were identified as having committed the crime. The 19 year old male was arrested for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The 18 year old and 26 year old male were arrested for conspiracy.
Detectives from the Fallbrook Station responded and are conducting the investigation. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuires.
The investigation is still on going at this time.
For further information please contact Sergeant Dwain Washington or the Fallbrook Detective Unit at 760-451-3100