Albuquerque Police have arrested a suspect in the stabbing of a clerk early Monday morning during a robbery.
It happened at about 5:30 a.m. at the Giant at Central and Eubank.
Police say the clerk was hospitalized but is alert and talking.
The suspect, 41-year-old Benjie Montano, was arrested about two hours later in the Foothills Area.
Police say Montano had a knife, forced the clerk to the back of the store, made him get on the ground and stabbed him twice.
Another clerk then forced Montano out of the store with a shopping cart.
KRQE News 13 has also learned Montano was released from MDC in October after serving time for a similar incident at the Sprouts on Tramway and Central.
He pulled a knife on an employee after being confronted about shoplifting.