Fort Bragg Police: Man falsely claimed to have gun during alleged robbery
A man was arrested recently after allegedly robbing a Fort Bragg Rite-Aid whilst claiming to be armed with a gun, according to police.
Late on the afternoon of July 6, officers responded to the Ride-Aid on Franklin Street to investigate a report of armed robbery. The suspect, later identified as 68-year-old Kevin Seltenrich of Santa Rosa, had allegedly approached the cashier and, after claiming to have a gun and indicating a willingness to use it (although no gun was ever seen), demanded money from the register. Seltenrich soon thereafter fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Seltenrich’s description was broadcast to other units in the area. He was ultimately located about fifteen minutes later, hiding behind a wooden box in an alley on Franklin Street.
Officers detained Seltenrich and reportedly found him to be in possession of the stolen money. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of robbery and terrorist threats.
No physical injuries were reported and no gun was ever found, police said.