Chico Calif.—According to Chico Police, Monday April 2nd around 5:30 p.m. they received a report from K-Mart that there had been a robbery.
K-Mart Loss Prevention employees confronted a suspect they said shoplifted approximately $12,000 in jewelry.
When confronted the suspect who was later identified as Philip Walton, 29 years old from Magalia took out a gun and fled the store.
Walton reportedly fled the store in a silver 2004 Toyota Scion.
A Butte County Sheriff’s Deputy saw the vehicle in question on Waterford Drive in Chico, but was unable to maintain visual contact and the suspect evaded capture.
Butte County Deputies later arrested Walton at his home in Magalia.
A Chico Police Officer locate the handgun used in the robbery, and determined that it was a replica bb gun.
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