Man arrested after alleged CVS robbery

DOWNEY - A 49-year-old man from Los Angeles was arrested after allegedly robbing the CVS pharmacy on Florence Avenue early Sunday morning, police said.Police responded to the pharmacy, located at 7915 Florence Ave., at about 12:24 a.m. regarding an armed robbery in progress. A store employee had fled during the "takeover-style" robbery and described the suspect to police. Officers spotted the suspect, Keith Wright, in the parking lot and took him into custody at gunpoint. Wright allegedly had a fake semi-automatic handgun in his possession, along with the reported loss taken from the store. Wright was booked for armed robbery and transported to Los Angeles County Jail where is awaiting arraignment. He is also a suspect in at least 20 other robberies throughout Los Angeles County, authorities said. At least one store employee was treated at the scene by paramedics for undisclosed injuries.

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