OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Oceanside police are asking for help identifying three men involved in the brutal beating of a store clerk in Oceanside.
Three men entered the AM/PM convenience store at 1990 Oceanside Boulevard on Nov. 26 at 2:40 a.m.
One man went to a cooler and grabbed beer from it, police said. Surveillance video showed another man walk behind the counter and "sucker punched" the clerk. A third man joined in and assaulted the clerk who was on the ground. Both of the men repeatedly kicked and beat the victim.
All three men, described as between the ages of 18 and 22, ran out of the store carrying various items out of the store.
The clerk was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released. He was recovering at home.
Anyone with information about the suspects should contact Detective Tiffany Hogan at 760-435-4572.