On January 22, 2023, at approximately 12:27 PM, the Chico Police Department received a call about an armed robbery that had just occurred at CVS Pharmacy, 801 East Avenue. Officers arrived and determined an unknown white male had stolen an undetermined amount of alcohol from the business. During the theft and prior to exiting the business, the suspect sprayed pepper spray on an employee and a customer. The suspect fled the business and was last seen riding a red bike. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately six feet tall, and was last seen wearing a brown jacket and jeans. Officers conducted an extensive area check but were unable to locate the suspect. The victims were treated at the scene for exposure to the pepper spray. One of the victims was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
The Chico Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident. We ask anyone who may have information related to the robbery to please call the communications center at (530) 897-4911, reference case number 23-000440.
Location: CVS Pharmacy, 801 East Avenue, Chico
Supervisor: Sergeant M. Williams
Watch Commander: Lieutenant J. Durkin
The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!