Cops Release Store-Stabbing Suspect's Photo

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    Investigators said on Monday that they have identified a man who was videotaped last week stabbing a store clerk in South Bay.

    Investigators said on Monday that they identified a man who was videotaped last week stabbing a store clerk in South Bay.

    Store Stabbing Caught on Tape

    [DGO] Store Stabbing Caught on Tape
    Police said the attack was so brutal the surveillance video is hard to watch. (Published Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010)

    Police said this week that Ruben Moreno, 19, was the man caught by cameras at 4 a.m. last Monday entering the Circle K store in the 2000 block of Dairy Mart Road, wielding a large butcher knife. Moreno demanded cash and threatened the clerk, then also tried to rob a customer in the store, police said, but the clerk intervened, hitting Moreno with a stool.

    Moreno fought back then, stabbing the clerk several time before fleeing.

    The well-known and well-liked clerk named Oscar suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident and required hours of surgery at a local hospital.

    Investigators said on Monday that they had identified Moreno as the suspect in the case and released his photo. Moreno is 5-feet 8-inches tall and weights 205 pounds. A warrant for his arrest -- charging him with attempted murder, robbery and attempted robbery -- has been issued.

    Anybody with information about Moreno's whereabouts is being asked to call the San Diego police at 619-531-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.