Knifepoint robbery in Santa Cruz
A bar owner was stabbed in the arm during an attempted robbery in Santa Cruz. He was injured after a man pulled out a large knife and demanded all the money from the till.
However, the bar owner refused and grappled with the would-be robber who picked up a chair and hit him in the stomach. A brave passer-by heard the commotion and gave chase which ended with the aggressr jumping over a wall.
Police said the knifeman, aged about 40, was well-known in the area of La Cuesta and he was arrested shortly afterwards.
Several businessmen in the area say crime has increased in the area and are calling for a greater police presence.