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Police: Saturday Armed Robbery Similar in MO to Recent Chico Crimes

Chico Police say Saturday night's armed robbery at Nord Avenue Market could be connected to recent similar crimes.

Posted: Jan. 5, 2019 11:53 PM
Updated: Jan. 7, 2019 10:28 AM

CHICO, CA. - Chico Police were called to the Nord Avenue Market at 409 Nord Avenue Saturday night.  They say just after 8:30 p.m., the clerk reported that a man wearing all black and a black mask walked in, pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded money.  After taking the undisclosed amount of cash, the man demanded that the clerk lay on the floor as he took off on foot.

Police say the description of the robber and the way the crime was committed, closely match a rash of recent robberies around town.

East Avenue Liquor, All The Best Video, and A&M Vapes have all been hit in recent days by a man with a similar description; white or light-skinned Hispanic, wearing all black with something covering his face, carrying a gun, and standing at roughly 6 feet tall.

Police say if connected, this is a brazen crime because the robber knows police are out looking for him.  He is also robbing stores that are on major "arteries," and always after nightfall.

Police are asking people to come forward with tips.


CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Police Department said they received a report of an armed robbery at the Nord Avenue Market in the 400 block of Nord Avenue.

An unknown male suspect entered the store and brandished a handgun, demanding money.

The owner described the suspect as a white male wearing black or dark clothing. They said the suspect had his face covered with a mask.

The suspect left the business quickly with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4911.

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