OROVILLE, Calif. – Oroville police arrested a man for a robbery at the Tractor Supply located in Oroville.
Police say an employee caught 56-year-old Ernest Samuel Tilley, of Oroville stealing merchandise at the store on Feather River Boulevard. When she asked him to return the items, the employee says Tilley assaulted and threatened her.
Officers found him nearby with merchandise stolen from Tractor Supply and Raley’s Supermarket. Tilley was on California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole at the time of the arrest.
Tilley was booked in the Butte County Jail, according to police. He remains in custody on a no-bail parole hold.