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News Release

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

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CVS Pharmacy Robbery Captured on Surveillance Video

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who robbed a Northridge CVS Pharmacy that was captured on the store’s video surveillance system.  

On Monday, September 1, 2008, at 10 p.m., a male suspect entered the pharmacy located in the 8500 block of Reseda Boulevard.  The suspect posed as a customer and remained inside the store after the final closing announcement was made.  The suspect simulated a handgun from inside an athletic bag he was carrying, approached the store manager and demanded money from the safe.  The manager, along with another store employee, escorted the suspect to the rear office where they were directed to place money from the safe into a trash bag then into the athletic bag.  The suspect then walked both store employees out of the store and instructed them to wave at him as he walked away from the location.   

The suspect is described as a male, Black, 6’2” tall, weighing about 200-250 pounds.  He is about 40 years old and was last seen wearing a gray button-up shirt, blue jeans, brown work boots, a black baseball cap and sunglasses.

There were no injuries reported during the robbery.  

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call Devonshire Robbery Detectives at 818-832-0609. After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855). 

Callers may also remain anonymous by texting “CRIMES” with a cell phone or by logging on to and click on Web Tips.