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Armed robber strikes Palm Desert Rite Aid

An armed robber is on the loose after robbing a Palm Desert Rite Aid store full of customers in broad daylight.

According to Riverside County Sheriff Spokesperson Angel Ramos they got the call from the store just after 3:45 Tuesday afternoon. A light skinned Hispanic man with a bandana covering his face reportedly armed with a gun demanded money from a cashier at the store located on Varner Road in Palm Desert.

The suspect exited the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, he entered a car with a driver waiting outside the store and were last seen driving southbound on Washington Drive in Palm Desert. The car was described as a Black Lincoln LS with tinted windows and had no rear plates.

No one was hurt in the robbery says Ramos. If you saw anything your asked to call Crimestoppers at 760-341-STOP.

KESQ News Team


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