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Pictured Above: Surveillance Video. Source: Garden Grove Police Department.

One teenager was arrested on Tuesday and another one turned himself on Monday after surveillance videos were released of a convenience store robbery in Garden Grove. On December 28, 2011, a Circle K convenience store clerk questioned two juveniles  about the beers that they were trying to purchase. The two teens then attacked the store clerk. Alex Ruiz, a good Samaritan, saw the attack and tried to assist the clerk, but was also attacked. After the fight, the two teenagers took the beers and ran away. They face charges of robbery, assault and battery.

Robbery is the taking of another’s property from their possession or presence, against their will, with force or threat and with the intent to permanently deprive them of that item. Defenses to robbery include lack of intent, lack of force or threats, or mistake. Battery is the harmful or offensive touching of another.  An assault is an attempted battery without actual physical contact or harm. Assault requires an attempt to commit a violent act and the ability to commit the violent act.  Defenses include accident or self defense. If you are charged with robbery, assault, or battery, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to assist you.

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