Sacto 9-1-1
January 25, 2013
Sacramento sheriff's detectives seek help with ID of robbery suspect

Sacramento County sheriff's detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a man they suspect is responsible for at least one robbery and an attempted robbery this week.

The man is described as a white or Hispanic man in his 20s, about 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He wore dark sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt during both crimes, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The first crime detectives attribute to this suspect occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday at a Rite-Aid on Elk Grove-Florin Road. The suspect displayed a handgun, demanded prescription drugs from employees and fled with undisclosed number of pills, the Sheriff's Department reported.

About 1 p.m. Tuesday, a man believed to be the same suspect jumped over the counter of a pharmacy on Professional Drive, brandished a handgun and demanded drugs. The suspect then fled.

In both incidents, the gun was described as a small, silver handgun.

Anyone with information about this suspect or his alleged crimes is asked to call the Sheriff's Robbery Bureau at (916) 874-5051. Tips can also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS.

• Video: Suspect attempts to rob pharmacy on Professional Drive

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