Shoplifter attacks Marina Supermarket employee with box cutter

Shoplifter attacks Marina Supermarket employee with box cutter
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By Camden Avery - Published on August 10, 2020.

A Marina Supermarket employee sustained minor injuries after being attacked by a shoplifter with a box cutter last night.

Emergency crews responded just after 8 p.m. to the attack at the supermarket (2323 Chestnut St.) 

According to a supermarket spokesperson, the employee confronted a man trying to steal a bottle of wine. That led to a physical altercation at the door, in which the thief stole a box cutter from the employee and used it to attack them.

The staff member "got a couple cuts, but he's fine" for the most part, the store spokesperson said.

SFPD spokesperson Robert Rueca said the suspect, an adult male, fled the scene before police arrived. The investigation remains open.

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Two unrelated stabbings also occurred this weekend in the city.

A 29-year-old man was attacked in the Sunset, at Taraval Street and 23rd Avenue, shortly before midnight on Saturday. The suspect was arrested, and the victim was taken to a hospital in non-life-threatening condition. 

Also on Saturday, a 56-year-old man was stabbed in an altercation at Eighth and Natoma streets in SoMa. The suspect fled in a vehicle before an arrest was made; the victim was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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