On December 20th, 2020, at approximately 12:24 PM, the Chico
Police Department began receiving reports of two female suspects
shoplifting in the area of the Chico Mall, located at 1950 E.
20th Street, Chico. At approximately 1:20 PM, the Chico Police
Department received a 911 report from a victim in the Target
business parking lot, reporting that two female suspects had
forcibly stolen her purse. The victim reported that she was able
to recover her purse from the suspects.
The description of the strong-arm robbery suspects was consistent with the theft suspects from the Chico Mall. Chico Police Officers arrived and detained an 18- year old adult female (identification pending) and a 16-year old female suspect (name withheld). The suspects were in possession of stolen property and were positively identified by witnesses as the suspects in multiple crimes.
The juvenile suspect resisted arrest and kicked a police officer during her detention. The adult suspect was arrested for shoplifting, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and conspiracy to commit crime.
The juvenile suspect was arrested for attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit crime, and battery of a peace officer.
The Chico Police Department is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incidents contact the Chico Police Department at 530-897-4900 (Reference CPD Case 20-006961).
Location: 1900 block of E. 20th Street, Chico
Date/Time: December 20th, 2020 / 12:20 PM – 1:20 PM
Supervisor: Sergeant D. Gregory
Watch Commander: Lieutenant M. Rodden
The Chico Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and recreate within!