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Suspect arrested in connection with series of North Sacramento heists

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A man was arrested Friday night in connection with a slew of heists that have occurred in North Sacramento over the last two months following another robbery in the area Friday night, police said.

Officers responded to a business in the 3600 block of Northgate Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. reporting an armed robbery, according to a Sacramento Police Department press release. The suspect had already fled the scene by the time authorities had arrived.

Keyzshawn Braxton, 24, was located and arrested several hours later on the 4000 block of Taylor Street following a search of the area, the release said. Police also located the gun they say was used in the robbery.

Police said they had already determined this incident could be related to the North Sacramento robberies based on information received from the initial call.

Seven robberies have occurred at businesses in the area since Oct. 9, with six in the 4100 block of Norwood Avenue and one in the 3700 block of Truxel Road, police said. The robbery that happened Friday on Northgate Boulevard brings the total to eight.

During the robberies, a thin man covering his face brandished a black semi-automatic pistol to coerce employees into giving him money before fleeing the scene, police said.

On multiple occasions, the robber was seen on surveillance cameras wearing a black hoodie with a camouflage pattern. For most of the robberies, he wore black sneakers with white soles. He covered his face with a white mask, a dark mask and a hood on different occasions, police said.

Braxton has only been arrested on five counts of robbery, including for this most recent incident, said Officer Marcus Basquez, a Sacramento Police spokesman. However, the investigation is ongoing and Braxton remains a suspect in the other robberies as well.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding these robberies to call dispatch at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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