Suspects Wanted in Tanning Salon Robbery

California Sun, 8465 Elk Grove-Florin Rd., was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday.

Elk Grove Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men suspected of robbing an Elk Grove-Florin Road tanning salon.

The men, pictured at right, are suspected of robbing California Sun, 8465 Elk Grove Florin Rd., just before 7 p.m. Tuesday. Police say one was armed with a handgun, and they were able to escape from the business with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The full press release from the Elk Grove Police Department follows:


ELK GROVE, CA – The Elk Grove Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying two suspects responsible for an armed robbery.

On February 12, 2013 at 6:48 p.m., officers responded to California Sun (8465 Elk Grove Florin Rd. Suite 110) regarding an armed robbery that had just taken place.  Two unidentified suspects entered the business and confronted the employees who were working inside.  One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the register.  Fearing for their safety, one of the employees opened the register.  The suspects proceeded to remove an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from inside the register.  After obtaining the money, the suspects fled the location on foot.  No one was physically injured during the robbery.

The first suspect was described as an African-American male adult with a light complexion, mid-twenties (20’s), approx. five feet eleven inches tall (5'11") with a thin build.  The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a logo written across the chest, gray jeans, and black/gray athletic shoes with a white base. He was wearing a baseball-style glove on his right hand and was armed with a handgun.  The second suspect was described as an AfricanAmerican male adult, mid-twenties (20’s), approx. five feet eleven inches tall (5'11") with a medium build.  He was wearing a gray and white striped zipper-front hooded sweatshirt, a black ski mask, tan khaki-style pants, and white/black athletic shoes. The suspect was wearing a black glove on one hand and possibly a gray glove on the other hand. Surveillance video (http://bit.ly/12FjdFF) and photos of the suspects are attached.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357).  Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.  Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message. 


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Joe February 14, 2013 at 07:02 PM
WTF EGPD?? we moved here thinking this area was safe.. every other day I get a breaking news update someone got robbed at gun point.. even my vehicle was broken into in December... its a bit frustrating now! Stop the dam speed traps and go get some bad guys off our streets
Nancy February 15, 2013 at 06:18 PM
I agree with you Joe. We also moved here few years ago thinking this area was safe. My husband got his car stolen from our home then we see graffiti everywhere. People and businesses are being robbed at gun point at daylight and at night. EGPD received a grant for special traffic enforcement and crash prevention. (http://www.elkgrovepd.org/releases/2013/pr-01-24-13.pdf). The EGPD needs to protect the citizens and our streets and get the bad guys off our streets.
patchreader February 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Read the police logs to see how many criminals are caught during traffic stops. People with outstanding warrants, drugs, illegal weapons, stolen merchandise.


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