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.