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Ralphs employee attacked after stopping suspected shoplifter in Los Angeles

Tony Kurzweil and Annie Rose Ramos

3 minutes ago

Police are searching for a group of people who attacked a Ralphs employee in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday.

KTLA received videos of the attack from a store employee at the store at 17840 Ventura Blvd. around 4:45 p.m.


The first video shows three suspects, a woman and two men, entering the store and confronting an unidentified male store employee standing next to a female employee.

Ralphs employee attacked in Encino
A video shows a Ralphs employee being attacked in Encino on June 10, 2024. (Viewer image)

Within seconds, one of the suspects hits the male employee before the brawl briefly disappears from the camera’s view.

The fight comes back into view and shows the victim being attacked by several suspects.

The employee who provided the video said that at some point a suspect pushed a shopping cart into the victim.

From another perspective, the incident can be seen as the store clerk tries to escape from the suspects after the first blow.

The incident began earlier in the day when the same employee prevented the young woman from stealing bags full of merchandise, according to the employee who provided the video.

The same woman returned a few hours later with the men seen in the video, the employee told KTLA.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman confirmed that officers were called to the store because of the incident, but did not provide details.

There were no injuries as a result of the altercation, police said.