Men steal beer from CVS, hit worker in the face

(Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – Palmdale detectives are searching for three suspects who stole cigarettes and beer from a Palmdale CVS and then struck an employee in the face before leaving, authorities said.

The incident happened around 5:39 p.m. Sunday at the CVS in the 2500 Block of East Avenue S in Palmdale, according to Palmdale Station deputy Wolfe.

Wolfe said three Black males, believed to be in their 20s, entered the store and stole three cartons of cigarettes and two cases of beers.

“When they left they hit — and we’re not sure if it was a punch or hit — the employee in the face,” Wolfe said. “It was enough to make it to where the charge changed from a petty theft to a robbery because of the force.”

Wolfe said the three suspects left in a silver SUV, but deputies are not sure of the make and model.

“If there are witnesses that want to come forward, they can call the Palmdale Station if they saw anything or were in the area that day,” Wolfe said.

“Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call the Palmdale Station at 661-272-2400. If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.

  27 comments for “Men steal beer from CVS, hit worker in the face

    December 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

    oooooops my bad rite aid still open kinda wierd that cvs has a security guard but y they still get robbed i was there the other day and i see the guard stand there in front of the door wtf

  2. New2AV
    December 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

    We the normal people need to step up and go after the thugs. The police won’t so it’s time to teach them a lesson.

    • Tommy
      December 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

      the police go after these kind of dirtbags all day everyday so dont blame them, but your right, if the people that live in that area would get off there asses and get involved with neighborhood watches and make calls to the police when they see crime happening then it might be a better place to live.

      • New2AV
        December 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

        The police can’t prevent crime unfortunately. They can only follow up on it. Not knocking their job. It’s the lack of personal responsibility that is not around anymore. People that live next to these idiots, family members, friends should step up. But some of these “people” and that’s the best way I can put it either don’t know right from wrong or don’t care. People always brag about what they do and I am sure this isn’t their first crime. But this non-snitching group of people is absurd. The cops can only do so much.

        • Sovereignty Soldier
          December 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

          Neighborhood watches? Come on, you can do better than that. That has been going on for decades and it hasn’t helped has it? How hard would it be to make an example out of a couple of these tough guys and let the others see what will happen to them? Why would ANY sheriff or police chief want to completely clean up say, Palmdale? If there is no crime, there is no reason for so many officers and therefore no reason to give the sheriff more money the next fiscal year. Crime keeps them in business and with plenty of cash. These criminals need to know if they step out of line it will cost them their life!

          • TreeHugger
            December 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

            People need to BE INVOLVED with their Neighborhood Watch. Not just sign up and watch, actually make some calls when needed. Be seen and let strangers know you see them. Say hello to the people you see. Nod your head, acknowledge them so they know you see them. It doesn’t mean that you are stalking them or accusing them of anything. You just SEE them and bad guys HATE to be seen.
            Do not open your door to them when they knock… you don’t know them.

          • Elaine
            December 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

            I agree with Tree Hugger. Neighborhod Watch made a huge difference in our neighborhood here in Palmdale. We had a couple of problem houses that were making all of our lives miserable. We got together as a neighborhood and with the help of the Sheriff and city it changed. The people in one house finally moved out when they realized it was all of us against them. The other house is very quiet now and no problems.

          • New2AV
            December 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

            I am not concerned with keeping anyone in buisness and clearly your not a realistic thinker because you can’t clean up all the crime. Wouldn’t that be nice. But you think people policing their own neighborhoods is a thing of the past? What would you do if you knew a bunch of ghetto thugs kept robbing your neighborhood? Or what would you do if some pedophile was giving your kids the magic stick? I am sure you would just wait around and let the police take care of it on their own investigative instincts…No you would report it or take matters into your own hands unless your a low life yourself. You sir are the exact person I am talking about. You look the other way judging by your post.

  3. eric
    December 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    PALMDALE was one of the nicest places to live 15 20 yrs ago i still love it out there but just have to be more careful i have 2 baby girls and i want to raise them out here but i don’t no .. its these wannabe thugs out here who mess it up for everyone

    • Tommy
      December 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

      What you say is true, but the same can also be said for many many areas in southern California, I loved where I grew up but I would not live there today.

  4. silly
    December 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Mr. AV (?) the person that got punched was not an owner of this company, just an underpaid worker, that should have just stayed out of it. cvs is too cheap to hire security guards. the undercover people that come in there once in awhile are more interested in keeping an eye on the me, cvs will not make this person that got hit, employee of the year.. too all you cvs employees, stay out of it..your efforts are not appreciated.. (mr. av, do you really want to hold that title?)

      December 5, 2012 at 9:15 am

      well mabe he just got tired of getting robbed since cvs gets robbed once a week or twice

  5. Tommy
    December 4, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Witnesses???? No cameras !! really? This store gets hit all the time and its a brand new store, customers on the east side you are crazy to shop at a store that gets robbed all the time, one of these times somebody is going to shot up the place and you might be in the line of fire, if the store will not invest in armed security to protect there customers at a store that gets robbed all the time then customers should take there business else where. “Rob me once, shame on you” “Rob me twice, shame on me.

    • TreeHugger
      December 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      I would never work at any of these stores out in this valley. No cameras and no alarm buttons? Some open 24 hrs a day? The big corporations do not care about their employees or they would have full time security armed with guns ready to shoot it out with the guys that come in with guns.
      This “robbing everybody”, taking whatever they want crap, needs to stop and everyone one of us NOT doing it needs to stand up and be counted. These young thugs are counting on average citizens not reacting quickly when they are victimized. People in general look away when something is happening so they don’t get invovled. The thugs are counting on that too. DO NOT TOLERATE THIS BEHAVIOR. THE THUGS ARE TRYING TO TAKE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE. They are already taking our peace of mind.
      I am not suggesting anyone put their lives in danger, quite the opposite. Be aware and report things that should not be happening where ever you are.
      Look around at your surroundings before you go into a store. Don’t go into a store when the cash pickup/delivery truck is out front. If you see something strange, report it. Let the station figure out whether it is worth their while to check it out. Give license numbers and descriptions of what the bad guys were wearing including the shoes. They may change their hat or hoodie, but will probably still have on the same shoes.

    • Elaine
      December 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

      This was the store at S/25th not the new one at R/47th. I wonder if the store is reporting to the Sheriff’s Dept all the things that are being talked about on this forum?

  6. Quigley
    December 4, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Same s@#! different day in the AV!

  7. silly
    December 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

    just plain silly for any employee of cvs to try to stop these lowlife thugs..cvs doesnt care that an employee tried help…that employee will probably get fired now. that company is not worth risking your life over. truly not an employee friendly company, their only concerns are how high their scores are..

      December 4, 2012 at 10:24 am

      @ silly your being ri·dic·u·lous what if u owned a supermarket and thugs came in your store and robbed you what will you do obviusly you will stopped them correct that cvs always get robbed they are tired of it that’s why the shut down rite aid on 25th and ave s because of the same danm situation happened

      • dumbandblind
        December 4, 2012 at 10:47 am

        The truth may sound ridiculous but nonetheless it’s the truth. Stopping lowlife thugs over merchandise isn’t worth your well-being or life. The only thing correct you said MR ANTELOPE VALLEY is about the regularity of CVS being robbed. I was just in Rite Aid in Avenue S and 25th and funny seeing employees greeting me there.

  8. Ohan
    December 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

    More parasites victimise shop keepers. When are people going to get tired of being victims?

    • dumbandblind
      December 4, 2012 at 10:54 am

      The answer is already in your question.

  9. Bob
    December 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    We need our community to help catch these thieves before someone else is injured or killed by these soon to be career criminals.

    If you know who these dangerous fools are and don’t report them than you are helping them, and it could lead to your death at their hands.

    • Bob
      December 4, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Really, someone down voted that post?

      I guess the criminals lurk the forums these days too.

      Nothing like ending your hard day of robbery with a nice stolen brew to troll the forums about your crimes?

      • TreeHugger
        December 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

        I agree, The Thugs are trolling this comment section to voice their opinions and make sure we all get to know what they think of our opinions. I have never heard so many excuses and “he was NOT a gang member” and “he was such a great guy” “you guys show no respect for a murder victim” “doesn’t matter what he was doing when he was shot, he was a great guy” “he was turning his life around” so on and so on.
        The thugs, guys and girls, have infiltrated just about all businesses, military, and colleges and law enforcement. They know how things work and get tipped off when someone is investigating them. They also find out who reported them. They have friends who work in the court system and know what is happening usually before it happens.

    • dumbandblind
      December 4, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Whoever got stepped on hurt. Disregard down votes Bob, those are from you know who.

      • Beervana
        December 4, 2012 at 7:09 pm


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