A man accused of knocking down two women as he fled a Home Depot store with stolen power tools has been arrested by Roseville police.
The incident occurred at 4:22 p.m. Sunday at the Home Depot on Fairway Drive in Roseville. Witnesses told police they saw a man carrying several power tools run out of the store, knocking down two shoppers, a woman in her late 60s and another woman in her late 80s, according to a Police Department Facebook post. The man then jumped into a waiting car, which drove away.
The older woman went to a hospital for treatment of injuries, police reported.
Based on leads from witnesses and other sources, and working with Home Depot loss prevention agents, detectives identified the suspect as 30-year-old Mykel Jonathan Brown of Sacramento. Brown was arrested Thursday at his home on suspicion of burglary – going into the store intending to steal – battery causing serious injury, elder abuse and conspiracy.
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Detectives are working to identify the people in the getaway car. Because the investigation is continuing, police said they are not releasing Brown’s photo.