Police are searching for the suspect of an armed robbery that happened in broad daylight in downtown Chico. A man was getting picked up by a friend at 5th and Broadway around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. As he got in the car, a stranger jumped into the back seat and pulled out a handgun. The suspect held it to the victims head and demanded his backpack. Police say the attacker began hitting the victim in the head with the gun until he got the backpack. The robber is described as a black man, six foot three inches, with a shaved head. He was last seen in a dark shirt fleeing in a dark colored 1990's four door sedan with two other black men. The victim was not seriously injured.
If you have any information regarding the incident you are asked to cal the Chico police.