A man shoplifted approximately $12,000 worth of jewelry at the K-mart located on Pillsbury Road on Monday around 5:18p.m.
According to a Chico Police Department press release, the K-mart employees confronted the suspect when he then suddenly waved out what seemed to be a handgun.
The suspect fled the store, but was later on located and arrested at his residence. He was identified as Philip Walton.
A Chico police officer found the handgun used in the robbery, where it was then discovered to be a replica BB gun.
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