The man who may be responsible for committing five recent armed pharmacy robberies struck for the sixth time in Kings Beach on July 16 – at the same pharmacy that was robbed two months before.


The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help identify this man. 


On May 16, the suspect robbed the Rite Aid in Kings Beach while wearing a surgical mask. On July 16, his face was exposed. He was described as Caucasian with olive skin; clear complexion; black or dark brown hair with some gray, which flipped up behind his ears and around his neck. Witnesses described him as 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thick build. He has brown eyes, is 30 to 45 years of age, clean shaven and spoke without an accent.


He has worn different clothing at the different robberies, but he has always worn either a ball cap or a “boonie” or fishing-type hat.


In all of the robberies, the suspect concealed a hand gun in his pocket and partially displayed it to the pharmacist. The suspect was said to be calm and talked normally as he asked for Methadone and other drugs. After he was given the medication, he quickly walked out of the store and fled.


This man may be related to other armed pharmacy robberies in Colfax, Reno and Incline Village, Nevada.


Anyone with information regarding these crimes is urged to contact Detective Bourassa at (530) 581-6322 or Tahoe Investigations at (530) 581-6320.

*Sheriff’s Dept.