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CHPD releases video to help ID armed robbery suspects

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A still image taken from a surveillance video released by Citrus Heights Police Thursday, appearing to show a gas station robbery from Sept. 30.

Updated Oct. 22, 6:10 p.m.–
Citrus Heights police released surveillance video Thursday and requested the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a local gas station.

Police said around 8:14 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2015, two men entered the Shell gas station located at 6141 Greenback Ln. and fled with cash after demanding money from the employee at gunpoint, according to a news release sent out Thursday afternoon.

An accompanying two-minute surveillance video appears to show the robbery taking place inside the gas station, with a man holding a handgun heard ordering the employee to “open the register” while a second man fills a bag with money.

One suspect is described by police as a heavy-set “black male” in his 20’s, around six feet in height, with short black hair. He is shown wearing a large baggy green sweater and baggy blue jeans. Police described the other suspect as a “light-skinned black male,” approximately 5-feet-10-inches, with a stocky build — also in his 20’s, with short black hair. He is shown wearing a large baggy red shirt, with long baggy jean shorts and black and red high-top shoes.

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Those with information about this incident are encouraged to call Detective Shaun Gualco at the Citrus Heights Police Department’s non-emergency phone number: (916) 727-5500.

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Another alleged armed robbery took place at a business near Antelope Road on Tupelo Drive, resulting in Citrus Heights police similarly releasing surveillance images to the public in an effort to identify the suspect. The result of that investigation is unknown.

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