PASADENA >> A man attacked a convenience store clerk and stole his cell phone in Pasadena Wednesday, police said.
The assault and robbery took place about 8:10 a.m. at 7-Eleven, 1661 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
An employee noticed a man loitering in front of the store and went outside to ask him to leave, Mercado said.
The man became angry and punched the clerk, causing him to drop his cell phone, the he said. The attacker grabbed the phone, an iPhone 6, and ran.
Police described the robber as a black man in his 20s, with a light complexion, wearing a green hooded sweat shirt, gray sweat pants and white tennis shoes.
The employee, a man in his 50s, suffered no significant injuries, Mercado said.