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Attacker sought in brutal beating of Hesperia clerk

Hoping to find the man who brutally attacked a store clerk, Hesperia police have released a video of the robbery and beating.

The attack, recorded  by a store security camera,  occurred around 10 p.m. on May 28, when the man  tried to rob the clerk tending the store in the 14000 block of Main Street, police said.

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Apparently annoyed that the clerk was not acting fast enough, the robber went behind the counter and beat him before taking some goods and fleeing.

Police said the clerk was treated at a hospital and released.

The attacker was described as white, between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall.  He weighed between 150 and 160 pounds and had brown hair, a beard and mustache.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hesperia Police Det. Mark Smith or Sgt. Doug Hubbard at (760) 947-1500 or (800) 87-CRIME.

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