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WATCH: Thief attacks store clerk with liquor bottles in California store

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WATCH: Thief attacks store clerk with liquor bottles in California store

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 27, 2014

A robbery of a liquor store in San Jose, Calif., was caught on tape and it is going viral.

The robbery happened on June 16, according to KTVU. At about 7:40 p.m., a man walks into a store and picks up a case of beer.

He then goes to the counter as if he is going to pay for it. But that is not what happens.

He asks the clerk to check the price, and when the clerk is distracted, he begins grabbing cigarettes and liquor bottles. The clerk confronts the man and that is when the fight starts.

The thief grabs bottles of liquor off of the shelves and begins throwing them at the clerk. When the clerk tries to defend himself with a hoe on a long pole, the robber begins punching him repeatedly.

The attack only stopped when another customer came into the store and attempted to end it.

So far, the man has not been arrested, according to ABC News 7. The liquor store employee declined medical treatment.

Watch the raw video below:

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.