Armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center

Strangers ask to borrow a cellphone. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Strangers ask to borrow a cellphone. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Two suspects are on the loose after an armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center.

The incident occurred Saturday at around 2:30 p.m.

The two suspects approached a victim and asked to borrow a cell phone. They requested the password to the phone but when the victim denied giving them the password and asked for the phone back, the attackers pulled out a firearm refusing to return the phone.

The suspects are identified as possible teenagers. One of them was wearing a white long sleeve t-shirt and the other a grey hoodie with red accents, according to the University Police Department in a press release.

The case remains under investigation.

As a way to keep students safe UPD advises students to:

  • Be cautious about allowing strangers to borrow personal property
  • Do not give out personal passwords or passcodes
  • Alert law enforcement immediately if weapons or possible weapons are displayed

Further information on the incident may be reported to UPD at 530-898-5555 using the reference case #17-0630.

Gennisis Mendoza can be reached at [email protected] or @gen10123 on Twitter.