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Alleged beer thieves return for surveillance video, officials say

January 9, 2012 |  6:54 am

Three suspected teenage beer thieves are facing charges of intimidating a witness and assault with a deadly weapon after they returned to the scene of the crime late Sunday in an attempt to retrieve the surveillance video of the robbery, authorities said.

Two men and a juvenile allegedly stole beer from Dooley's Liquor Store in Santa Clarita around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Lt. Tom Bryski of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Santa Clarita Valley station. About an hour later, the trio returned and threatened the clerk, demanding the evidence of the robbery, authorities said.

One of the suspects brandished a knife and cut the store clerk on the arm during a scuffle, then once again fled, according to Bryski. Sheriff's deputies set up containment in the area, and the three were arrested soon thereafter, he said.

Oscar Jimenez, 19, and Eduardo Salgado, 18 were booked on suspicion of theft, witness intimidation and assault with a deadly weapon, according to authorities. The third suspect was not named because he is a juvenile.

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