Chico Rite Aid robbed

Suspects strong-arm Mangrove pharmacy for narcotics

Vaulting the counter to rob the pharmacy, two men made off with narcotics from the Rite Aid on Mangrove Avenue last Thursday evening (Jan. 25), according to the Chico Police Department.

The suspects, described by police as black men approximately 20 years old, entered the store around 7:15 p.m. They allegedly ordered pharmacy staff to give them specific narcotic drugs, with one suspect assaulting an employee. The suspects ran off through an emergency door and left the scene in a white Toyota Camry, heading toward downtown. Witnesses provided the license plate number, but officers did not locate the suspects.