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The scene early Sunday morning in Seal Beach after police stopped and searched a party bus on PCH. Photo: OnSceneTV

About 50 people inside a large party bus were detained and questioned one-by-one, after some a few of them beat up and robbed a store clerk in Seal Beach, a police sergeant said Sunday.

The victim reported that while he was inside the CVS pharmacy at 921 Pacific Coast Highway he saw several people exit the bus, surrounded him and began to strike him, said Sgt. Mike Henderson of the Seal Beach Police Department.

“The suspects stole personal property from the victim and fled the scene,” Henderson said. “Witnesses described the party bus fleeing in a northbound direction on Pacific Coast Highway.”

Officers dispatched to the pharmacy at 11:23 p.m. Saturday on reports of a strong arm robbery spotted the bus a short distance away and stopped it, he said.

“With the assistance of the Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Cypress and Los Alamitos police departments, officers detained approximately 50 subjects on the bus,” he said. “This investigation is currently on going.”

Seal Beach police detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the crime to call them at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1109.

–City News Service

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