Placer County store clerk robbed at gunpoint

By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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A gunman robbed an Auburn-area store and Placer County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for help from the public in locating the suspect.

The robbery took place at about 9 p.m.Saturday at the Foothill Smoke Shop, 13415 Lincoln Way in the Bowman area north of Auburn.

The suspect is described as 6-feet-1-inch tall.

Anyone with information on the robbery is being asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office investigation division at 530-889-7830. Up to $1,000 is available if an anonymous tip with Placer County Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest. The contact points for Crime Stoppers are 800-923-8191 or online at