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Chico armed robbery ends in car chase and crash

Chico Police have identified the three men who were arrested Friday for robbing a house at gunpoint. The men led police on a chase that ended in a crash.

Posted: Mar 22, 2019 11:12 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM

UPDATED 9:52 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - The three suspects who were arrested Friday in Chico for a home invasion have been identified.

Here are their names, ages and their photographs.

Barry Eastman of Chico, 22 years old

Tolynn Scott of Chico, 20 years old

Marjon Blount of Chico, 22 years old

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CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police said three men who robbed a house at gunpoint are behind bars Friday night. The men led police on a chase that ended in a crash.

Chico police said around 5:40 p.m., three men armed with firearms robbed a house on Chestnut Street and West 11th Street. Sergeant Omar Peña wouldn't confirm if the robbers knew anyone inside the house.

Sergeant Peña said men took marijuana, but would not say if anything else was taken.

The men drove off and police chased after them, according to Sergeant Peña.

The car chase ended on Cactus Avenue when the suspects crashed into a utility box. Police said the suspects ran off, but they were soon found in the area and arrested.

Several neighbors told Action News Now they've had a lot of trouble in the area and Friday night's events didn't surprise them.

"It doesn't because I live on a busy street. What surprises me is I see an increase in incidents. This is what I consider the nicer parts of Chico, even my neighbors say we're all seeing changes to higher incidents," said a neighbor to Action News Now. 

"It's definitely scary, makes you think twice about what you do, locking your doors of course," said another neighbor to Action News Now. 

Sergeant Peña said the robbers were trying to steal marijuana. Police are still investigating whether anything else was taken.

The Chico police department said the three men are facing armed robbery charges. As the investigation continues, other charges may be pending. 

Sergeant Peña said it is too early to say whether these suspects had anything to do with any of the other armed robberies in Chico earlier this year.

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