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* Bobby Lee Richard in custody as a suspect in an armed robbery at a Rohnert Park check-cashing business

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A man who is in custody as a suspect in an armed robbery at a Rohnert Park check-cashing business is also believed to be responsible for a similar robbery in Petaluma last month.Bobby Lee Richard, 24, of Rancho Cordoba, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a Check N Go store on Rohnert Park Expressway, police said.Officers noticed that Richard matched the description of a suspect in an April 9 robbery in Petaluma in which a female employee at a Check N Go branch at 123 N. McDowell Blvd. was held at gunpoint. Physical evidence at the scene linked Richard to the robbery, Petaluma police said.Petaluma officers questioned Richard in Sonoma County jail and then arrested him on suspicion of armed robbery and kidnapping for the Petaluma case.

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