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Pair arrested on suspicion of robbing Livermore pharmacies

Incidents lead to 30-minute school lockdown

Two people were arrested Monday on suspicion of robbing two pharmacies in Livermore, police said.

At 10:45 a.m., someone entered a pharmacy located on Murrieta Boulevard and approached the pharmacy counter. The robber, armed with a handgun, demanded narcotics from the clerk, then fled the store, police said.

At about noon, another pharmacy located on North Vasco Road was robbed. The crime and the suspect matched the description of the previous robbery.

When officers arrived at the scene they learned that their suspect fled in the direction of Croce Elementary School, located at 5650 Scenic Ave. Although there was no information leading police to believe the suspect entered the school, they had the school go into lockdown as a precaution. The school was on lockdown for about 30 minutes, police said.

When officers arrived, they were advised that the suspect may have entered a silver SUV and fled the area. Officers later located and stopped the vehicle.

Officers arrested the vehicle's two male occupants on suspicion of robbing the pharmacies, police said. The arrestees names were not released. The incident is currently under investigation.

-- Alex Kekauoha, Bay City News

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