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One youth arrested, another sought in Roseville parking lot robbery

Roseville police have arrested a 17-year-old boy and are seeking a second youth in connection with the robbery Friday of a woman in a store parking lot.

Detectives have identified five people involved in the robbery, which occurred about 4:50 p.m. in the Target parking lot on Fairway Drive.

Wednesday afternoon, Roseville detectives went to south Sacramento and arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery. He was booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall. They are working to locate the second youth believed to have participated in the robbery.

In addition, detectives have identified three women who were with the juveniles on the day of the robbery and are recommending that the District Attorney’s Office charge them with conspiracy, according to a Police Department news release.

The victim was walking across the parking lot when two males, holding what looked like handguns, confronted her and demanded her wallet. When she refused the demand, the suspects knocked her down and hit her, police said. She fought them off, and they ran away without taking any of her belongings. The woman suffered scratches and was shaken, but she declined medical assistance, police said.

The suspects were seen leaving in a small silver sedan, accompanied by some women.

Police said Target Stores cooperated and assisted in the investigation.