On Friday morning, employees said a man who is a regular customer was walking into the market when another man robbed him and then hit him repeatedly. The incident was captured on the store's surveillance cameras. A few of the employees at the market came outside to help fend off the attacker and help the victim.
Ziggy's is a family-owned business that is a staple in the community. It's known for its chorizo and chicharrones.
"It's sad to see these kinds of situations happen," said business owner Ziggy Hernandez. "But I'm proud my employees were able to react in time and stop what was going on. And when they tried to assess what happened the man became irritated and aggressive and launched a beer can to one of the employees and a customer. So it is very concerning especially when the more vulnerable citizens of the community — children, women and seniors — are at risk."
The San Fernando Police Department is aware of the crime and is investigating.