3 suspects arrested minutes after strong-arm robbery

Jun 15, 2015 2:07 PM by News Staff

Chico police arrested three men near 5th and Ivy Streets early Saturday morning, just minutes after they allegedly assaulted and robbed a man.

Just before 2 a.m., police responded to reports of an armed robbery near the intersection of W. 4th Street and Hazel Street. The victim told officers he and two friends were walking nearby when three large men confronted them.

One of the robbers reportedly grabbed the victim by the throat and demanded his belongings. The man told the victim he had a gun, but never actually brandished a weapon.

A description of the three robbers was given to police and relayed to nearby officers.

The suspects were arrested a minute later and arrested on suspicion of robbery. They have been identified as Penoa L. Maluia, Kenneth A. Trezvant and Jess W. Savusa.


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