A clerk at the located at 3105 Wilshire Blvd. was stabbed on Sunday afternoon. The woman is in critical condition.
Police are seeking the woman's estranged husband as a possible suspect in the incident.
The stabbing took place around 3:20 p.m. Customers said they saw a man stabbing the clerk multiple times.
"It was horrifying," said a Santa Monica Patch reader who was shopping at the store at the time of the incident. The reader asked not to be identified.
Police investigators said the suspect entered the Albertsons and approached the clerk from behind while she was working at the checkout. He then started hitting her and stabbing her around the head, neck and upper torso.
The man then fled the store, heading southbound on Berkeley Street toward Wilshire Boulevard.
The clerk was conscious when arrived at the store. She was then taken to a hospital.
Police say the suspect is a black man, 6'1" to 6'3" in height and at least 220 pounds in weight. Kelvin Green, the clerk's estranged husband, is 6'3" and weighs 270 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Green lives in the Los Angeles area.
The suspect wore a light gray hooded sweatshirt and drove a gold Cadillac, one with an older model. Green drives a gold 1998 Cadillac with license plate 4SUU331.
If you have information about the incident, call police at (310) 458-8495.
If you provide information that leads to an arrest and conviction, you may be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000.
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