Caught on Camera: Good Samaritans Take Down Accused Burglar in Huntington Beach - NBC Southern California

Caught on Camera: Good Samaritans Take Down Accused Burglar in Huntington Beach

"I would give that face plant a 10!"

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    Surveillance Captures Good Samaritans Stopping Restaurant Robber

    Good Samaritans foiled an attempted restaurant robbery, going as far as to throw a bike in the accused robber’s path. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016)

    A group of good Samaritans stopped a man accused of trying to steal cash from a Huntington Beach restaurant during a water main break.

    As crews were attending to a water main break near Huntington Beach Beer Company on Main Street, an accused burglar broke into the back office.

    A manager noticed cash missing, and the accused burglar, later identified as 59-year-old Robert Marshall, pushed him and ran, he said.

    A group of good Samaritans said as they saw the man running, and jumped into action.

    Ron Higgins used his bike to thwart Marshall, who almost got away with several thousand dollars.

    "I lifted my bike and his feet got caught," Higgins said. "He just tried to run me over — I lifted my bike and he fell right on his butt!"

    Surveillance cameras captured the take down as Samaritans rushed to tackle Marshall.

    They held him until Huntington Beach police took him into custody.

    "I would give that face plant a 10!" Dennis Boggeln, whose restaurant No Ka Oi's cameras captured the take down, said.

    Business owners say they're grateful for the men who stopped a burglar in his tracks.

    "I appreciate that kind of public support. You can clean up the city a bit," Boggeln said.

    Huntington Beach Beer Company got every dollar back.

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