A man accused of holding up a smoke shop with a shotgun and slashing a clerk's neck was arrested, officials said on Friday.
Tyler Rodgers, 18, allegedly held up the Cigar and Smoke Shop, at 1751 Artesia Blvd., in Manhattan Beach on Aug. 16, police said.
Police quickly identified Rodgers, who they say was on probation for robbery, through a surveillance camera released widely to the news media.
Police said the drama began after 4 p.m. on Thursday when Rodgers walked into the store, pulled a shotgun out of a box and pointed the weapon at the clerk.
Rodgers ordered the clerk to the back of the store and put him in handcuffs before taking money from the register and slashing the clerk's throat with a knife, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Police said they tracked him down to an apartment garage in South Los Angeles where they say he was hiding and arrested him without a struggle on Friday, police said.
He was booked into the Los Angele County Jail on charges of robbery, attempted murder and kidnapping.