Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Walgreens Robbery Suspects Sought

The Elk Grove Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying four individuals involved in an armed robbery at the Walgreens located at 7299 Laguna Blvd.

On May 12, 2009 at 1:09 a.m., four suspects, at least one armed with a handgun, entered Walgreens and ordered customers and employees into the back area of the store. The customers and employees were then told to lay face down on the floor. Some of the customers and employees were robbed of their personal property. The suspects were also able to gain access to the store safe and the pharmacy area. The suspects proceeded to remove an undisclosed amount of currency from the safe along with pharmaceutical drugs before leaving the business on foot.

Detectives were able to review surveillance video from the robbery and have been able to obtain the following descriptions.

Suspect #1: unknown race, 5’6" tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the left front area with "CSI" written on the back, black cloth covering the lower portion of face, faded black jeans and white tennis shoes. Suspect #1 was also wearing white/black gloves and was armed with a handgun.

Suspect #2: unknown race, 6’1" tall, wearing a blue baseball cap with red trim, blue bandana covering the lower portion of face, black jacket with white shirt underneath, black backpack, wearing white/black gloves, faded blue jeans and black/white shoes.

Suspect #3: unknown race, 5’10" tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white logo across the chest, black cloth covering the lower portion of face, white/black gloves, faded black jeans and black/white shoes.
Suspect #4: unknown race, 5’8" tall, stocky, wearing a black short sleeve shirt, black cloth covering the top of his head and lower portion of face, green backpack, faded knee length blue jean shorts, white socks and black shoes. Suspect #4 was wearing white/black gloves and was armed with a hammer.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Communication Center at (916) 714-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 and the message.

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