PASCO, Wash., -- Pasco police arrested three men early this morning for robbing the 7-11 convenience store at 14th and Sylvester street.
Officers say two suspects tried to steal a six-pack of beer, while one distracted the store clerk.
When the clerk saw what was happening, the men pushed him to the ground and kicked him repeatedly.
"Because of the assault and the pushing the clerk to the ground they all three were arrested for robbery," says Captain Jim Raymond of the Pasco Police Department. "When you take property from an individual that's robbery versus theft."
The three suspects tried to get away in a car but were caught just down the road.