Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Trader Joe's Robbed at Gun Point in Eagle Rock, Clerk Shot after Fighting Back with Wine Bottle

dreamyshade/LAist Featured Photos
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

A brave Trader Joe's clerk last night was shot during an after-hours robbery that involved about three suspects who fled. At about 10:20 p.m., two of the suspects entered the Trader Joe's in Eagle Rock and demanded money at gunpoint while a third suspect waited outside in a car. When a gun was pointed at a female clerk, another clerk, reportedly her boyfriend, took a wine bottle and struck the robber over the head with a wine bottle. He was then shot in the leg by the other suspect before the left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The injured clerk was brought to the hospital in stable condition and was expected to survive," noted KCBS.

Other employees locked themselves inside a storage closet at the back of the store.