EL SOBRANTE (CBS SF) — A Hercules man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of an El Sobrante hardware store employee, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to Oliver’s Ace Hardware on the 4000 block of San Pablo Road around 9 a.m. Sunday on a report of a robbery in progress, sheriff’s office spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

They found the victim, a 49-year-old man whose identity was not released, in the parking lot with stabbing wounds to his upper body, Lee said.

He was taken to John Muir Medical Center, when he was pronounced dead shortly after 11 a.m.

Deputies searched the area and arrested Hercules resident Daymond Agnew, 34, inside a nearby home. He was booked into Contra Costa County jail Sunday afternoon on suspicion of murder, and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, Lee said.

The motive in the attack remains under investigation.

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