Winchester man, Murrieta boy arrested for armed robbery in Wildomar

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Kevin Ramirez, an 18-year-old male from the Winchester area was arrested for armed robbery and possession of stolen property. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

WILDOMAR — One 18-year-old man from Winchester and a juvenile male from Murrieta have been arrested after an investigation into an armed robbery at Wildomar pharmacy revealed the two used a handgun to steal $20,000 worth of Oxycontin and Promethazine on Monday.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at Rite Aid, located in the 32000 block of Clinton Keith.  Both suspects fled the location and no employees or patrons were injured during the robbery, according to Sergeant Ray Ricken.

The investigation led deputies to a residence located in the 35000 block of Via Laguna in Winchester, a search warrant was obtained and four males were detained.

Kevin Ramirez, an 18-year-old male from the Winchester area and a male juvenile from the city of Murrieta, were then arrested for armed robbery and possession of stolen property. Ramirez was booked into the Cois Bryd Detention Center and the male juvenile was booked into Southwest Juvenile Hall.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with further information on this case is asked to contact Investigator Matt Posson from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 245-3300.