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Morgan Hill Police, California
Tuesday February 27th, 2024 :: 11:12 a.m. PST



On December 30, 2023, Morgan Hill Police Officers responded to Rite-Aid, located at 16000 Monterey Road, to investigate the report of a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male suspect entered the store and approached the pharmacy counter. Once at the pharmacy counter, the suspect informed the pharmacist he had a gun and demanded prescription medications. The pharmacist provided the medications to the suspect, and the suspect left the store. Shortly thereafter, the Gilroy Police Department reported a similar incident at their CVS pharmacy.
On February 7, 2024, Morgan Hill Police Officers received another robbery report at CVS, located at 16995 Walnut Grove Drive. Upon arrival, officers discovered who they believed to be the same male suspect, entered the store, approached the pharmacy counter, stated he had a gun, and demanded prescription medications. The medications were again provided to the suspect, and he fled the scene.
Morgan Hill Police Detectives’ investigation revealed the suspect had committed similar robberies in multiple jurisdictions and was identified as Rodolfo Duarte (44 y/o) from Hollister.   
On February 23, 2024, Morgan Hill Police Detectives located Duarte and arrested him without incident. Duarte was later transported to Santa Clara Main Jail and booked into their custody on three charges of P.C. 211 – Robbery.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Adrian Sapien at (669) 253-4995 or [email protected]
Information can also be given anonymously at or 1-800-222-TIPS.

Morgan Hill Police, California
16200 Vineyard Blvd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 408-779-2101

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