2 Armed Robberies in Close Proximity of Downtown Chico, Suspects Sought

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Police Department is looking for suspects involved in two separate armed robberies early Saturday morning around downtown Chico, according to a press release.

Posted: Apr 21, 2018 4:01 PM

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Police Department is looking for suspects involved in two separate armed robberies early Saturday morning around downtown Chico, according to a press release.

According to the Chico Police Department (CPD), officers were dispatched at about 1 a.m., to the parking lot of Bank of America located at 400 Broadway St.

Arriving officers said the victim was no longer at the scene and the victim told authorities that a Hispanic man approached him and put a gun to his head, taking an undisclosed amount of money.

After the robbery, the victim claimed that the suspect’s getaway car was a newer model silver sedan heading towards Broadway Street.

The suspect was described as:

• A Hispanic man
• Possibly wearing dark clothing
• Carrying a semi-automatic gun

Thirty minutes later, CPD responded to another possible armed robbery at 244 Walnut St., Suite C, also known as “Tacos Tonaya,” where arriving officers contacted five victims.

The five victims told law enforcement that a white man wearing a ski mask and armed with a handgun entered the restaurant and demanded the victims’ items.

CPD also mentioned that the suspect stole money from the business and left the store fleeing eastbound on West Third Street. Officers canvassed the area and were unable to locate a suspect.

It is unknown if the robberies are connected, said CPD.

If anyone has information regarding both separate incidents you are encouraged to call CPD.

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