The clerk at the Sierra Market on Massachusetts told police he was able to fight back by hitting the robber in the head with a bottle.
La Mesa police are searching for a suspect who robbed and beat a liquor store clerk Monday night.
A man walked into the Sierra Market on Massachusetts Avenue after 8:30 p.m. carrying a gun and demanding cash the clerk told police.
The suspect struggled with the 68-year-old clerk and ended up hitting him on the head with the gun police said.
The clerk told police he was able to fight back by hitting the robber in the head with a bottle.
The suspect eventually fled the store.
Now, officers are looking for a man described as 30-35 years old, 6-foot-2 inches tall, heavy build and a goatee. The man was wearing a black hoodie with white lettering.