An employee at a Madison Street liquor store was taken to the hospital after two would-be thieves allegedly attacked him on Monday, Jan. 11.

Forest Park police arrived at the store in the 7400 block of Madison Street and found the employee bloodied but still able to describe the attack.

The victim told police he saw two men walk into the store, one browsing the liquor selection and the other attempting to buy cigars. At some point, the man in the liquor section reportedly tried to conceal a tequila bottle in his coat, at which point the employee asked the men to leave.

After someone began calling 911, the men confronted the employee and allegedly attacked him. In the process, the victim was struck by several liquor bottles as they fell to the floor. The men then jumped in a vehicle and left the scene.

The employee was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.