SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect in an armed robbery at a GameStop Wednesday afternoon.
Reports of the armed robbery came in around 2 p.m. Wednesday at the GameStop on Garfield Avenue. Eyewitnesses say a man walked in and grabbed another female customer in the store and held her at gunpoint as he demanded cash. The clerk handed over the money and the suspect took off, releasing the woman without injury.
Another customer wasn’t playing around and helped out cops.
“They knew what he looked like. The customer got the make and model of his vehicle and cops took care of the rest,” said manager Alexander Stafford.
The suspect reportedly took an unknown amount of cash and drove off. Not long after, an unmarked unit spotted the vehicle and started a pursuit, which was followed by a foot pursuit.
Deputies said the suspect was taken into custody and located a handgun on Auburn Boulevard near Interstate 80. Authorities are looking into whether the suspect is responsible for other GameStop robberies.
The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time.