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Redding Police Officers Respond to Rite Aid Robbery

PRESS RELEASE

 August 29, 2019

Case# 19R056266

On August 29th, 2019, at approximately 8:45 p.m., officers responded to a call of a robbery in progress at the Rite Aid pharmacy located in the 900 block of East Cypress Avenue in Redding.  Several officers were at the scene within minutes.

Witnesses reported two suspects entering Rite Aid. One suspect went to the pharmacy area and the other to the manager’s office. The suspect in the pharmacy area jumped over the counter and forced employees to give him pharmaceuticals. The second suspect forced an employee to give him a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash from the manager’s office.

Officers were able to locate one of the suspects attempting to flee the area on foot. He was apprehended and identified as a juvenile. His identity is being withheld due to his age. He was later booked into Shasta County Juvenile Hall for robbery.

The outstanding suspect is described as a black male adult wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, gray sweat pants and approximately 30 years old. He was able to get into a getaway vehicle and flee the area. The getaway vehicle is described as a champagne colored Honda sedan, unknown year.

The outstanding suspect’s identity is unknown. He is shown in the attached photograph taken from video surveillance. If you recognize him or have information about this investigation, contact the Redding Police Department at (530)225-4200.

Contact:  Sergeant Eric Forsberg #302
   Field Operations
  Redding Police Department
  (530)225-4200
Approved:  Sergeant Sam Llamas #384