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Serial drugstore robbery suspect nabbed in Kings Beach

A man suspected of holding up the same drugstore in Lake Tahoe three times has been arrested.

Peter Joseph Terry, 48, of Reno was arrested Tuesday and booked into Placer County jail in Auburn. His bail was set at $1 million.

He is suspected of repeatedly robbing the same Rite Aid pharmacy in Kings Beach on North Lake Boulevard. His arrest came after he allegedly entered the pharmacy at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday and demanded narcotics.

Detectives said the robber, who witnesses said was armed, fled the store. Witnesses provided a description of the car he drove from the area.

A detective in the area spotted a car that matched the description and began a pursuit, which quickly ended on a dead-end street.

Terry is suspected of armed robberies at drugstores from Reno to the Bay Area over the past few months, deputies said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews