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Customers Give Chase to Theft Suspects

Man refused to let suspects get away after beer was reportedly stolen from 7-Eleven.

A customer attempted to stop a robbery at a 7-Eleven Friday night and pursued the suspects as they sped their way into Azusa.

The theft was reported around 10:24 p.m. at the in the 800 block of West Route 66. The male suspect allegedly ran out of the store with two 18-packs of Bud Light, but not before a customer attempted to physically detain the suspect.

"It's something that we don't encourage people to do at all," said Lieutenant Jamie Caldwell of

The suspect entered a waiting car with a female occupant. The suspects sped off, but the customer and his girlfriend pursued the suspects.

The chase went into the city of Azusa. As the customers pursued the suspects, the girlfriend of the male customer called Glendora Police and was giving the location of the pursuit, Caldwell said.

Officers attempted to locate the chase as it continued westbound into Azusa, but the suspects evaded their pursuers in the area of Azusa Avenue and Foothill Blvd., according to scanner reports. Glendora officers, with the aid of Azusa Police, searched the area for the suspect vehicle, but found nothing.

"We're talking about two 18-packs of Bud Light and this guy is willing to get into a fight and chase this guy," Caldwell said. "It's not a smart thing to do."

Officers obtained the license plate number of the suspect vehicle and are continuing an investigation.

According to scanner reports, police may have found the cases of beer ditched somewhere in Azusa, but Caldwell was unable to readily confirm the information.

Gary Donahue July 21, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Maybe the customer had just seen Bat Man?

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