PALMDALE – Palmdale detectives are seeking the public’s in catching two armed robbers who held up a CVS Pharmacy in east Palmdale early this morning.
The incident happened around 2:40 a.m., Friday at 2521 East Avenue S.
“They basically burst in, put the two employees on the floor and robbed the cash register,” said Lt. Cory Kennedy. “They escaped by running out the back and over a wall.”
Both were armed with handguns, Kennedy said.
Authorities believe the same two suspects robbed the store two weeks earlier.
“On the 24th of May, the same CVS Pharmacy was robbed about the same time of day,” said Kennedy. “They did the exact same thing — stole the money from the register, put people on the floor and ran out the back.”
That incident happened around 10:50 p.m. at 38709 Tierra Subida Avenue.
“Those two suspects were very similar to the two that hit the CVS Pharmacy both times,” said Kennedy. “Their manners were the same, some of the things they said and did were the same, and they were kind of dressed the same, so we’re hoping to get some help on this so we could get these guys into custody before they escalate this thing beyond just robbing.”
The Little Caesars robbery was caught on tape, and authorities have released three images captured from the surveillance video.
Detectives may have the identity of one of the suspects, and they’re hoping to make an arrest soon, but they’re also asking for the public’s help, Kennedy said.
“Right now there haven’t been any injuries, but these things certainly can have a tendency to escalate,” he said. “We want to catch it before it gets to that.”
Anyone with information on these robberies is urged to contact Detective Bartlett at the Palmdale Station at 661-272-2400. If you would like to provide information anonymously you can do so by calling Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477.