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Shoppers knocked down by thief fleeing Roseville store with power tools

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.

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.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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