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09/26/2014 01:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Suspect Rode On Scooter For 15 Minutes Before Robbery Attempt: Cops

A man accused of attempting to rob a southern California grocery store apparently cased the joint in the most lazy way possible -- on a motorized scooter.

Surveillance video of the Sept. 18 robbery at a Food4Less in Santa Ana, California, allegedly shows the suspect, later identified as Antonio Delgado Juarez tooling around the store on a courtesy scooter for 15 minutes.

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At some point, the suspect decided to end the joyride. He jumped off the scooter, grabbed the store manager in a chokehold and robbed the supermarket, ABC7.com reports.

"He grabs him really hard and puts him in a chokehold and then places whatever object, we can't really see in this video, appears to be something next to his throat," Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna told the station. "The manager believes that he has a weapon and that's why he does what he's told."

Juarez allegedly forced the manager into the front office and demanded his backpack be filled with cash. He also ordered the manager to hand over the car keys to his silver 2001 Toyota Echo, according to KTLA.com.

Juarez drove off, but didn't get too far.

Although he was identified as the scooter-driving suspect on Thursday, he had been arrested on Monday for burglary, battery and possession of burglary tools in an unrelated case. He was charged with commercial robbery and carjacking in connection with the grocery store robbery.

The manager’s car is still missing, CBS Los Angeles reports.

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