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Suspect arrested in armed robbery in Beverly Hills, police say

Robbery attempt at Rite Aid in Beverly Hills
Police say shots were fired during a robbery outside a Rite Aid store at 300 N. Canon Drive in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
(Los Angeles Times)

Police have arrested a man suspected of firing a gun outside a Rite Aid in Beverly Hills during a robbery Saturday evening, authorities said.

About 5:35 p.m., an assailant approached another man on the sidewalk near the Rite Aid at 300 N. Canon Drive, showed a gun and demanded the man’s property, the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement. After taking the man’s jewelry, the assailant ran from the scene.

He fired at least one round from the gun as he fled, police said.

No one was injured by gunfire or during the robbery, Beverly Hills Police Sgt. Jay Kim said.

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Officers found the suspect inside a retail store in the 200 block of North Beverly Drive, but he ran out the back of the business. Police established a large perimeter, closing portions of Beverly Drive and Dayton Way, during a three-hour search for the suspect.

Police found him hiding in a nearby alley about 8:30 p.m. and took him into custody, said Beverly Hills Police Lt. Todd Withers. The suspect’s name and other identifying factors were not immediately released.

The man had discarded a handgun in a store on Beverly Drive, Withers said.

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