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Home Depot theft at crest of Placer mini-crimewave

Sheriff’s Office seeking two suspects considered dangerous
By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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A pair of suspects caught on security camera are believed to be responsible for a mini-crime wave in Placer County that includes a Home Depot theft in North Auburn.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies attempted to catch up with the pair after the home-improvement-store heist but the two were able to make a getaway after the chase led to downtown Roseville.

On the same day, the two are alleged by the Sheriff’s Office to have stolen alcohol from the Granite Bay Raley’s supermarket. The getaway car was described as a gold Toyota Camry with paper, dealer plates.

Of note, the Sheriff’s Offices said, is the absence of a hubcap on the right front tire of the Camry.

And the pair apparently went from hardware and booze to infant needs when the same car was linked to a baby formula theft at a Raley’s store in Roseville.

Criminality elevated when a suspect sprayed a Good Samaritan attempting to intervene and stop the theft, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office is now asking the public for help in identifying the two — but also warning that they’re considered dangerous.

People with tips or information can email a detective at JFarren@placer.ca.gov or contact Crime Stoppers at 800-923-8191.