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Two juveniles arrested for battery, shoplifting, vandalism at Citrus Heights Target

Updated Oct. 16th, 10:08 p.m.–
By Mike Hazlip— Citrus Heights police said two juvenile boys were arrested after allegedly shoplifting from Target, firing a BB gun at a random vehicle, and then assaulting a man in the parking lot Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to a report of a fight at the Target store at 5837 Sunrise Blvd. about 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, Patrol Watch Commander Michael Wells said in an email to The Sentinel on Monday.

Police said the two juveniles entered the Target store and stole several items of clothing. Upon leaving the store, they fired a BB gun at a “random vehicle” driving by in the parking lot, Wells said. When the driver exited his vehicle to confront the pair, they assaulted him, according to police.

Officers found both suspects a “short distance away” after they fled the area on foot. Police found stolen property from Target with the juveniles, Wells said.

Both were arrested for battery, shoplifting, conspiracy, and vandalism, according to police.

Wells said police believe the two juveniles are also connected to some thefts at Sunrise Mall, and are working to locate any additional victims.

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