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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.

    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.

    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)

    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.