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Chico Police Arrest TJ Maxx Shoplifters

Chico Police have arrested three suspects for shoplifting at a TJ Maxx store in Chico.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 11:52 AM
Updated: Aug 29, 2018 1:50 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police detained three suspects for shoplifting at TJ Maxx in Chico yesterday. 

At around 2:45 p.m. on August 28, Chico Police received a report of three suspects shoplifting a large among of clothing from the TJ Maxx located on 2540 Notre Dame Boulevard. Upon arrival, the TJ Maxx Loss Prevention Officers provided the police with descriptions of the suspects and the getaway vehicle. 

Officers were able to locate the vehicle nearby, and when they attempted to detain the individuals two of the subjects fled. The vehicle was not placed in park and jumped the curb, crashing into a Burger King sign. 

An officer chased down the driver on foot and detained him a short distance away. He has been identified as a 17-year-old male from Oroville. 

The passenger in the vehicle fled to Arby's Restaurant and hid in the bathroom. A citizen in the restaurant alerted officers of his location and he was taken into custody. This suspect was identified as Jeffrey Daniel Jackson, 23, of Forbestown. A replica firearm was discovered in the bathroom. 

Detectives assisting Patrol Officers with an area search found a female matching the description of the third subject entering the Butte College Skyway Center. Officers contact and arrested the female who they identified as Kayla Okola, 28, of Oroville. Okola was in possession of the stolen items from TJ Maxx. 

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