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Deputies Search for 2 Suspects who Robbed Carmichael Rite Aid

CARMICHAEL -- Officials searched Saturday night for at least two suspects wanted in connection to a robbery at a Carmichael Rite Aid.

Around 5 p.m., the suspects fled the pharmacy at 4010 Manzanita Avenue after stealing prescription drugs.

A sheriff's deputy K-9 officer spotted the car reportedly involved in the robbery and chased it down Interstate 80 to a Citrus Heights neighborhood near Van Maren Lane and Marinvale Drive. The suspects parked in the area and took off on foot.

Investigators with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department searched for two hours but did not find the suspects. However, the two reportedly left evidence behind.

Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesperson Shaun Hampton says Saturday’s crime is part of a trend statewide of pharmacy robberies.

Just Friday night, Sacramento police helped Stockton police arrest two suspects wanted for stealing prescriptions from a Rite Aid. On Monday, an elderly woman was killed during Rite Aid robbery in Citrus Heights.

So far, police are not connecting any of the crimes, but Saturday’s chase ended just minutes from the pharmacy where the woman was killed.

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