Woman Arrested, Police Search for Two More Suspects in Torrance 7-Eleven Assault

Syed Ali pursued the suspects after the stole beer. They then beat him and left him on the ground with a fractured skull.

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A woman is in custody Friday after she and an accomplice allegedly stole beer and assaulted a 7-Eleven worker, leaving him in a coma.

Jordyn Kolone, 19, of Harbor City, was arrested by Torrance Police detectives Thursday about 4 p.m., according to Sgt. Alexander Martinez of the Torrance Police Department.

Syed Ali, 49, was working at the 7-Eleven in the 1700 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, near Western Avenue, about 1 a.m. Saturday when Kolone and a male suspect entered, took beer and fled without paying for it, according to Martinez.

The employee pursued the suspects, who beat him and left him on the ground with a fractured skull, Martinez said.

It was not immediately clear if he remained in a coma Friday evening.

A third suspect, described as a man in his mid-to-late 30s also played a role in the crime, but it was not immediately clear what his part involved.

He and the other male suspect have not yet been located, and Torrance Police are seeking public help to find them.

"Even if he does get better and recovers, he's never going to be the same man he was," the clerk's niece says. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

The man involved in the theft and attack was described as being in his late-20s or early 30s and had been wearing a black T-shirt with an "LB" logo signifying Long Beach. His photograph is being circulated by police.

Kolone is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be in Torrance Municipal Court Tuesday.

Investigators encouraged anyone with knowledge about the case to contact the Torrance Police Department at 310-328-3456.

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