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Undercover officer arrests man suspected in Sacramento pharmacy robberies

Kyle Cummings
Kyle Cummings Booking photo provided by Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento police report that a man suspected of five recent robberies of pharmacies was arrested Friday after an undercover officer caught him allegedly attempting to rob another pharmacy.

Kyle Cummings, 35, was taken into custody about 11:23 a.m. Police said Cummings entered the Rite Aid pharmacy at 2801 K St. wearing gloves, and with his face covered and a demand note for pharmaceuticals. The undercover officer, who had been posted at the pharmacy to conduct surveillance, noticed the suspect and intervened, according to a Police Department news release.

The undercover officer detained Cummings while other officers responded to assist. Detectives conducted a quick follow-up on the case, linking Cummings to a total of six recent pharmacy robberies, police said. All six incidents, including Friday’s alleged attempted robbery, have occurred since Jan. 6 and within a few square miles of where Cummings was arrested. Five of the robberies occurred at a Rite Aid, and the other was at a CVS pharmacy, police said.

Cummings was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery.

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