PACIFICA (CBS SF) — Police are searching for a theft suspect who seriously injured a store clerk while fleeing the scene in Pacifica on Friday afternoon.

Officers and firefighters responded at 2:20 p.m. to the Eureka Square Shopping Center at 20 Eureka Drive to reports of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

They learned the pedestrian was an employee at Oceana Market, and had been trying to intervene in a theft from the store when they were struck.

The three female suspects escaped the scene with an undisclosed amount of bottled liquor in a white newer model sedan and drove north on Oceana Boulevard.

Police said the suspect intentionally struck the clerk, and that the car may have been a BMW. The store clerk suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police at (650) 738-7314.

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