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Shoplifting suspect at Sunrise Mall charged with assaulting guard

By Mike Hazlip—
Police on Memorial Day weekend arrested a woman who allegedly stole merchandise from the Macy’s store at Sunrise Mall and then assaulted a guard.

Citrus Heights Police Sgt. Joseph Aguilar told The Sentinel that officers were called to the location at about 7:30 p.m. at May 27. Aguilar said Macy’s asset protection employees attempted to stop the woman when she assaulted one of the guards. The woman’s actions elevated the theft to a robbery charge, according to Aguilar.

Arrest records identified the woman as 35-year-old Angella Sandoval for robbery using force or fear. Aguilar confirmed Sandoval is the suspect in the robbery.

The woman had an unrelated warrant from Placer County, Aguilar said. He did not have information on the charges involved in that warrant.

Theft at the mall and surrounding area is an issue that has been targeted by the Sunrise MarketPlace business improvement district.

In a presentation to the City Council last month, Sunrise MarketPlace Executive Director Kathilynn Carpenter said the business improvement district was originally formed to fund marketing and special events, but now spends about 38 percent of its budget on security and maintenance. That amounts to about $325,000 annually, according to Carpenter.

Related: Citrus Heights business district spending $300k to combat crime, blight

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