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Robbery Suspect Shot By Sheriff’s Deputies In Lake Forest

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LAKE FOREST (CBS) — A suspect was shot by a deputy Tuesday morning after a robbery at an AT&T store in Orange County, officials said.

The armed man stole an unknown amount of cash and fled the store in Lake Forest around 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.

The store’s security guard commandeered a motorist’s car and chased the suspect to a residential neighborhood near Landsview Avenue and Belgreen Place, officials said.

The guard called 911 and Orange County sheriff’s deputies joined the chase shortly after, eventually shooting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

That same AT&T store was robbed several weeks ago, according to officials. The suspect stole $15,000 worth of electronics from the store.

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