Chico man arrested in Craigslist armed robbery

Jul 14, 2015 12:08 PM by News Staff

Chico police have arrested a man who allegedly robbed a man that was trying to buy his cell phone.

According to police the victim had responded to a Craigslist post by 22-year-old Prince Jones, who was, according to the ad, trying to sell a phone.

The two met up at an apartment complex on the 800 block of 4th Avenue, and when the victim pulled out money to buy the phone, Jones allegedly robbed him at gunpoint.

Jones fled the area on foot, but witnesses told police he ran into an apartment on the 800 block of 2nd Avenue.

Police surrounded the apartment and took Jones into custody. A subsequent search of the residence revealed evidence linking him to the crime, including a replica handgun.

Nobody was injured in the incident.


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