Hemet Police Department

Man Accused in Robbery Arrested, Found With 2 Knives and Gun in Hemet CVS

A man armed with two knives and a handgun was arrested Friday after he was accused of attempting to rob a CVS Pharmacy in Hemet, police said Sunday.

Luis Alvarado, 34, of Hemet, was arrested after he was confronted by two employees at 7:20 p.m. Friday when they saw him cutting open packages with a knife at a CVS Pharmacy in the 3000 block of West Florida Avenue, Hemet Police Department said.

When police arrived a short time later, the suspect was violently struggling with the two employees outside the store, authorities said.

As an officer approached, the man reached into his jacket pocket, but the officer was able to rush the man and take him to the ground, police said.

The suspect was in possession of a .380 semi-automatic handgun and two knives when he was arrested. The gun was in the same jacket pocket that he was reaching into, police said.

Alvarado was booked into Riverside County Jail on charges of robbery, carrying a loaded firearm in public, carrying a concealed firearm, and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $60,000.

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