Video: Suspect Arrested in Store Robbery and Clerk Assault

Detectives have arrested a Sacramento man who can be seen on security camera video stealing bottles of alcohol shortly before a Foresthill store employee was violently attacked while trying to stop the theft, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon

Vitaliy Blyshchyk was arrested on suspicion of robbery and criminal conspiracy in connection with the Feb. 3 store theft, sheriff’s officials wrote in a Facebook post. They also released a video of the store theft; this time blurring the face of a female accomplice. Detectives believe the accomplice appeared to be a minor.

Sheriff’s officials said the store employee chased Blyshchyk, 20, out of the store before the employee was assaulted by Blyshchyk and two other suspects. He also face a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting, according to jail records. Blyshchyk was booked at the jail Tuesday, and his bail was set at $50,000.

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Detectives on Wednesday were still looking for the female accomplice and the getaway driver, who has been described as an “albino” male with blonde hair in a buzz cut. The female… The Sacramento Bee

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