Wells Fargo robbery suspect faces judge

UPDATE: The man arrested for the robbery of Wells Fargo in Chico has been charged with multiple felonies, DA Mike Ramsey said.

Posted: Jan 6, 2020 11:25 AM
Updated: Jan 16, 2020 12:10 PM

UPDATE 12:02 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 - The man who is charged with robbing Wells Fargo at gunpoint in Chico faced a judge on Thursday.

34-year-old Kevin Miers appeared in court and entered a not guilty plea on Thursday, Ramsey said. A preliminary hearing has been set for Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 a.m.

Pictured: Kevin Miers, credit to Chico Police Department

Ramsey said his charges include, robbery, terrorist threats, assault with a semi-automatic weapon, felon in possession with a firearm, and two enhancements for using a firearm.

Miers remains in custody and his bail is set at $255,000.

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UPDATE 4:25 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 - The Chico Police Department has arrested an Oroville man for the robbery of Wells Fargo bank that occurred on Monday, Jan. 6.

Chico Police announced the arrest of 34-year-old Kevin Miers, of Oroville for a single count of robbery and is currently at Butte County Jail.

Police received critical information about the suspect and his vehicle from witnesses in the area just after the robbery occurred. They used this information to locate surveillance video from nearby businesses that caught the suspect leaving the area in his car.

This information was provided to patrol officers and the vehicle was later located within the City of Chico, police said.

Detectives conducted an investigation into the registered owner of the vehicle, which led to Kevin Miers. On Jan. 9, after several search warrants, Miers was contacted and arrested for the armed bank robbery that occurred at Wells Fargo.

Chico Police Detectives are still conducting follow-up on this investigation and would ask anyone who might have any information pertaining to this case to call the Detective Bureau at 530-897-5820.

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UPDATE 4:39 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 - Officers with the Chico police department continue to investigate a bank robbery that occurred Monday morning at the Wells Fargo on East Avenue and Cohasset Road. 

Through investigation, Chico police have now shared a description of the suspect they're searching for.

Officers said the suspect is described as a male adult (unknown race), medium build, wearing a dark-colored jacket, black ball cap, dark pants, sunglasses and wearing a mask.

Several officers responded to the scene and contacted numerous bank employees and customers.

Anyone with information, regarding the robbery, is encouraged to phone the Chico Police Department at 897-4900.

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CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police Officers are investigating after a bank was robbed at gunpoint on Monday.

The robbery happened around 11 a.m. at the Wells Fargo on East Avenue and Cohasset Road. The bank was forced to close due to the investigation.

Officers said a male suspect had a handgun, demanded cash from multiple bank tellers, and then got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers said they are currently searching for the suspect, they have not given a further description of the man.

Nobody was hurt in the incident. 

McManus Elementary School was on lockdown for, under an hour, the school told Action News Now. The school has not reopened since winter break but they had students from preschool on their campus at the time. Those students were put on lockdown in the library.

The school is officially opening for regular school on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Action News Now is working to learn more information.

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