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Liquor store customers assist in preventing robbery

Twenty-four year-old Javier Santos was surprised by a show of force from the cashier and patrons of Mr. A’s Liquor in Vista, which he tried to rob yesterday afternoon, according to a release from Sgt. Hernan Gonzalez of the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Shortly after noon, Santos strolled into the liquor store, picked up a case of beer, and walked toward the exit, bypassing the cash register. Store employee Khoi Do quickly grabbed Santos and attempted to pin his shoulders. During the ensuing struggle, Santos reportedly attempted to get hold of a large knife he’d concealed beneath his clothing, but two customers came to Do’s assistance and disarmed Santos.

The suspect was held down until San Diego Sheriff’s deputies arrived and transported him to the Vista Detention Facility. No injuries were reported as a result of the crime.

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Twenty-four year-old Javier Santos was surprised by a show of force from the cashier and patrons of Mr. A’s Liquor in Vista, which he tried to rob yesterday afternoon, according to a release from Sgt. Hernan Gonzalez of the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

Shortly after noon, Santos strolled into the liquor store, picked up a case of beer, and walked toward the exit, bypassing the cash register. Store employee Khoi Do quickly grabbed Santos and attempted to pin his shoulders. During the ensuing struggle, Santos reportedly attempted to get hold of a large knife he’d concealed beneath his clothing, but two customers came to Do’s assistance and disarmed Santos.

The suspect was held down until San Diego Sheriff’s deputies arrived and transported him to the Vista Detention Facility. No injuries were reported as a result of the crime.

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This all went down conveniently near San Diego's North County Superior Courthouse. Javier Santos is now held at the Vista jail, which adjoins the courthouse, in lieu of $100,00 bail. We expect to get more details on the alleged attempted-robbery at Santos' arraignment tomorrow afternoon, August 23.

Aug. 22, 2012

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