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Homeless Parolee Arrested in Petaluma Beauty Supply Store Armed Robbery

PETALUMA (CBS SF) -- Police arrested a man Friday suspected of holding a store clerk at knifepoint in Petaluma during a robbery last week.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on January 21 at Sally Beauty Supply on the 100 block of North McDowell Blvd, Petaluma police said. After demanding the clerk open the cash register, the man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers who responded did not find the suspect after a search of the area.

The investigation determined the suspect as 47-year-old Richard Lowrey, police said.

On Friday, police said detectives located Lowrey on the 400 block of Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa and took him into custody, Lowrey was described by police as an unsheltered person on active parole from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Lowrey was booked into Sonoma County Jail on charges of robbery and violating terms of his parole.

Police asked anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact Detective Joerger at 707-778-4456.

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