Red Bluff police searching for suspected armed robber

Police are multiple other agencies are continuing to search for a suspect accused of robbing a Red Bluff business at gunpoint.

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 2:53 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2021 5:00 PM

UPDATE: 4:16 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 - Police are multiple other agencies are continuing to search for a suspect accused of robbing a Red Bluff business at gunpoint. 

Authorities said the robbery happened at Sunny Side Market at 1202 Park Avenue.

Action News Now spoke to the store owner, who said a man came into Sunnyside Market with a gun and pointed it in her face. The store owner said a customer has just left and that’s when the suspect came in and demanded she open the cash register.

The owner told Action News Now she threw her hands up and walked away. The suspect then tried to open the cash register by himself but was unable. He then took some lighters and left the store, according to the owner.

Red Bluff High School and Bidwell School were placed on lockdown. Police said around 3:30 p.m. the lockdown has been lifted.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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RED BLUFF, Calif. – Red Bluff Police officers and multiple other agencies are currently working to set up a perimeter in the area of Red Bluff Union High School and Bidwell school.

Red Bluff Police said they are searching for the suspect connected to an armed robbery at a nearby business.

Both schools have been placed on lockdown. Police are asking residents to stay out of the area if possible.

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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