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Walmart Employee Stabbed During Robbery
GROSSMONT CENTER -- A Walmart employee who confronted a shoplifter was stabbed and injured this afternoon.
Police said that at approximately 3:45 p.m., the La Mesa Police Department received a radio call of a robbery that occurred at Walmart located at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive.
Employees reported a male suspect attempted to leave Walmart without paying for merchandise. When Walmart loss prevention agents tried to detain the suspect outside of the store, the suspect brandished a knife and swung at the employees. A loss prevention agent was struck in the abdomen and both arms by the knife causing minor lacerations.
The suspect fled the scene on foot and was located by La Mesa police officers at the Grossmont Trolley station. The loss prevention agent received medical attention at the scene but was not transported to the hospital.
The suspect, Zane Holloway (18 years old) was arrested and booked at San Diego County Jail on the listed charges.
While this was a relatively minor theft attempt, it was one of the first reports of injuries during what has been a spate of robberies over the last few years.