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Robbery near campus prompts safety advisory

Police advise caution in response to robbery. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Police advise caution in response to robbery. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Natalie Hanson

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The Chico Police Department issued a warning bulletin Monday in response to a robbery near campus.

The robbery occurred Sunday at 5 p.m. at West Sacramento Avenue and Mechoopda Street, according to a press release. Suspects of the incident are unknown.

The bulletin has been issued to provide information to the campus community to prevent similar crimes.

The Chico Police Department has provided preventative measures to take:

1. Travel with a friend or in a group.

2. Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

3. When out and about, keep your electronic devices out of public view.

Further information about the incident can be reached with the Chico Police Department at 530-897-4900. To report a crime you may call the University Police at 530-898-5555.

Natalie Hanson can be reached at [email protected] or@NatalieH_Orion on Twitter.

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2 Responses to “Robbery near campus prompts safety advisory”

  1. maureen nelson on November 7th, 2017 8:16 am

    My son goes to Chico State and lives near there! This has me very worried for his safety.

    Did the robbers have weapons? What did they steal? I want to talk to my son about this.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. nelson

  2. Lars Anderson on November 7th, 2017 6:05 pm

    What is the campus PD doing to curtail this crime spree? What happened to the previous campus PD Chief – Chief Feeny? Why was he fired? Was he doing a bad job? This new temporary PD chief couldn’t be doing a good job, just look at all the crime you are seeing on campus and in adjacent neighborhoods. The fired PD Chief – Feeny – was a longtime big city PD officer, an expert on big city crime, but he was fired – replaced by a temp. The Orion needs to put the heat on President Hutchinson – she’s not keeping students, faculty, and staff safe – look at all the crime you are seeing!

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