UPDATE: 6/30/20 2125 hrs.
A subsequent investigation by Chico Police Detectives has identified the robber as 32 year old Jacob Webber Gabriel of Eureka, CA. Additional evidence has also identified Gabriel as the person responsible for the Speedway Gas Station robbery in Chico on 6/28/20. An arrest warrant was issued for Gabriel for these robberies.
On the evening of 6/30/20, Chico Police Department Detectives located Gabriel driving a vehicle on Manzanita Court within the City of Chico. When detectives attempted to stop the vehicle, he took off, traveling on city streets in excess of 100 miles per hour. Due to the overwhelming risk to the public posed by the fleeing suspect, the pursuit was terminated. Gabriel’s vehicle was last spotted traveling northbound on Cohasset Rd. just east of the town of Cohasset in a silver 2006 Infinity FX35 hatchback, California Plate:5VPY377 (See attached photos).
During the pursuit, two of Gabriel’s passengers exited the vehicle and were detained by responding units. Both subjects were determined to be uninvolved in the robbery. One of the passengers, John Eldridge of Paradise, CA was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant. The second passenger was released without charges. Gabriel should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on Gabriel’s whereabouts, contact the Chico Police Department at 530-897-4900.
Supervisor: Det. David Bailey Commander: Cmdr. Greg Keeney
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Armed Robbery (211 P.C.)
On 06/29/2020 at about 1054 hrs. Chico Police Officers were dispatched to 2201 Pillsbury Rd. for a reported armed robbery. A male subject entered the credit union, approached a teller, removed a handgun from his waistband, and demanded money. The suspect was given cash and fled on foot.
Chico Police Detectives are currently investigating this robbery. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chico P.D. at 530-897-4900.
Location: 2201 Pillsbury Rd. (Self-Help Federal Credit Union)
Victim: Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Commander: Cmdr. Greg Keeney