Chico police searching for suspect who robbed local hardware store

A hardware store employee was attacked with pepper spray after a suspect robbed the store in Chico on Monday afternoon, police said.

Posted: Feb 17, 2020 4:54 PM

CHICO, Calif. – A hardware store employee was attacked with pepper spray after a suspect robbed the store in Chico on Monday afternoon, police said.

Chico Police Officers responded to the True Value Hardware Store in the 200 block of W. East Avenue at 1:15 p.m.

The store employee reported that he confronted a suspect stealing power tools. The man attacked the employee with pepper spray and then ran off on his bicycle.

Police said the suspect is described as a white adult man wearing black clothing.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is encouraged to contact the Chico Police Department at 897-4911 and reference investigation 20-001113.

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