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Chico Police Search for Suspects in Armed Robberies

New details about what happened early Saturday morning when an armed man robbed customers at Tacos Tonaya.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 8:27 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 8:27 AM

Chico, Calif. -- Early Saturday morning Chico Police responded to the Bank of America on 4th and Broadway in downtown Chico.

A victim said just before 1 a.m. he was robbed of at gun point outside of the ATM.

The victim described the suspect as a hispanic male, who held a gun to him and demanded he give him his money.

Police say the suspects escaped in a newer-model silver sedan that headed away via Broadway Street.

Half an hour later and just a half a mile away, police say five people at a restaurant on Walnut Street were robbed at gun-point by a person they described as a white man wearing a ski mask.

One of the owners of Tacos Tonaya where the robbery happened told Action News Now that the man came in and demanded that everyone give them their purses and wallets.

She says that her husband was there, and described it as a paralyzing experience - but he told her that many of the customers remained calm, while others were visibly terrifying and sobbing hysterically as the robber escaped.

We are working to learn if there is a connection between the two robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chico Police Department.

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