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Man accused of strong-arm robbery at Placerville grocery store

01/15/2014 6:05 PM

01/15/2014 11:59 PM

A man accused of stealing items from a Placerville grocery store and punching an employee before fleeing was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.

Placerville police responded about 4 p.m. to a report of a robbery at the Grocery Outlet on Broadway. When they arrived, they were told that a man had taken miscellaneous grocery items from the store. When he was confronted by the store employee, he reportedly punched the employee in the face, then fled, according to a Police Department news release.

The suspect was found a short time later by an officer and police dog on the hillside east of the Dollar Tree store, police said. The man was identified as 36-year-old Brook Ryan of Placerville.

Ryan was booked into El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of strong-arm robbery.

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