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Sacramento police seek identity of suspect in pharmacy robberies

A robbery suspect is shown in surveillance photo from a Rite Aid pharmacy at 2211 F St. on Jan. 5.
A robbery suspect is shown in surveillance photo from a Rite Aid pharmacy at 2211 F St. on Jan. 5. Photo provided by Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento police have released surveillance photos of a man suspected of robbing Rite Aid pharmacies in January and February.

Officers responded about 4:59 p.m. Jan. 5 to the Rite Aid store at 2211 F St. after an armed man robbed the business of pharmaceuticals.

The man, described as white and in his 30s or 40s, brandished a gun and demanded prescription medication from an employee, according to a Police Department news release. The man is thought to be just over 6 feet tall and is shown in a surveillance photo wearing a red pea coat.

On Feb. 3, the same suspect wore a gray hooded sweatshirt while robbing the Rite Aid at 4830 J St., police said.

He is described as having a thin build and wearing black gloves. He covered his face during both of the robberies.

Police said detectives believe the same man is responsible for additional robberies in the Sacramento area.

Anyone with information regarding the man’s identity or the robberies is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department’s dispatch center at (916) 264-5471, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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