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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Convenience store robbers beat up a clerk as they tried to make off with beer, according to police.

Oklahoma City police responded to a robbery early Tuesday morning at the 7-Eleven at Interstate 240 and Western Avenue.

Officers said Tahlinashoba Jacob, Shawn Davis, Macauley Nickels and Kyle Juliano had been intimidating and roughing up the clerk as they tried to steal beer.

Police caught up with these four suspects as they were trying to get away on foot.

This was the third similar crime in the past several weeks. It is unclear if the crimes are connected.