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Citrus Heights police released photos this week in an effort to help identify a suspect in an armed robbery police say took place on March 14 at a business near Antelope Road on Tupelo Drive.
Around 9:50 a.m., police said officers responded to the 6400 block of Tupelo Drive in Citrus Heights for a report of an armed robbery, with officers determining the suspect “brandished a firearm” while robbing the business, according to a police news release.
The robbery suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-20’s, with a “slender build” and height of about 5 feet 6 inches. He was wearing a baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt and baggy jeans, and had tied-back braided hair and a light mustache.
Police said he was seen fleeing into the passenger’s side of the two-door green sedan shown in one of the two surveillance photos released.
Saying “violent crime cannot be tolerated,” the release said police hope family and friends may already be aware of the crime, or can recognize the individual or vehicle in the photos released.
Sergeant Michael Wells said the robbery “appears to be random” and does not believe the business was targeted for any specific reason.
Police said anyone with information about the suspect or vehicle pictured is “strongly encouraged” to contact the Citrus Heights Police Department at (916) 727-5500 or (916) 727-5849.
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