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Sacramento police seek help identifying suspects in pharmacy robberies

Pharmacy robbery suspect
Pharmacy robbery suspect Surveillance photo, Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento police are asking the public’s help in identifying suspects in recent robberies at area pharmacies.

At least two suspects are believed to be related to five separate robberies, according to a Police Department news release. The suspects typically approach the counter, present demand notes for pharmaceuticals and indicate that they are armed, though police said no weapons have been seen.

The most recent robbery occurred Monday at Walgreens, 1919 Fruitridge Road. The other robberies were reported May 7, 9 and 20 at Walgreens, 1401 Broadway, and May 20 at Rite Aid, 6325 Fair Oaks Blvd.

One suspect, shown in surveillance photos, is believed to be 20 to 29 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches tall. The second man is reported to be 19 to 25 years old and just over 6 feet tall.

Police said detectives believe the same suspects may be responsible for additional robberies outside the city, in Sacramento County.

Anyone with information pertaining to 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 may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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