Chico police searching for suspects in attempted robbery involving dating app

Chico police are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery they say was initiated by a social media dating app.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 6:42 AM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 8:15 AM

CHICO, Calif.- Chico police are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery they say was initiated by a social media dating app.

Officers say this happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 500 block of Pomona Avenue, Chico.

Police describe the first suspect as a male, wearing dark clothing and armed with a handgun. 

The second suspect is described as a heavyset female adult. The suspects are believed to have run away before police arrived.

The motive for the robbery is under investigation.

Officers say the victim, a 31-year-old man suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chico Police Department at 530-897-4900.

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