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Armed Robbery at CVS Pharmacy Leads to Pursuit

NEWS RELEASE

 February 5th, 2020          8:05 P.M.

CASE# 20R008465

On February 5th, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers with the Redding Police Department responded to the CVS Pharmacy, at 317 Lake Boulevard in Redding, regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred.  An employee called from the location stating one of the robbery suspects was armed with a firearm.

When officers arrived at the location, they interviewed employees and witnesses in the area. Officers determined there were three suspects involved in the robbery.  The suspects fled the location in a newer model gray Nissan sedan which was driven by a fourth suspect.

While checking the area, officers located the vehicle traveling south on Interstate 5 near Cypress Ave. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, it failed to yield for officers and continued south on Interstate 5. The vehicle turned west on Riverside Avenue and traveled to the 6100 block of Loop St, in the City of Anderson. The suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers checked the area for the suspects with a Redding Police Department K9 but could not locate the suspects.  A Code Red emergency alert was issued for the Anderson area immediately surrounding the location where the suspects abandoned their vehicle, however no additional information regarding the suspect’s location or direction of travel was obtained.

The robbery suspects are described as three black male adults, thin builds, approximately 6’00”, wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts. One of the suspects was armed with a dark color semi-automatic handgun.  The getaway driver was also described as a black male.

The Redding Police Department is grateful for the significant assistance received from California Highway Patrol Air Operations, Anderson Police Department, SINTF, and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department during this incident.

Anyone with information with this investigation should contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

A picture of the abandoned suspect vehicle has been attached to this release.

SUSPECT VEHICLE

Contact:      Sergeant Todd Cogle 301

Redding Police Department

                        530-225-4200

Reviewed:    Garnero #195