A man attempted to steal alcohol from the Ralphs Fresh Fare grocery store at 28231 Crown Valley in Laguna Niguel on Thursday night, punching a clerk in the face before fleeing.
The would-be thief was described as about 5-foot-7 with a motorcycle helmet. He fled on a motorized bicycle onto Greenfield, said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Joe Balicki.
The grocery clerk, despite taking a punch, retained the alcohol.
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