Couple linked to robberies

Orland man and woman charged in Chico holdups

An Orland man and woman were arrested on charges of holding up two Chico convenience stores on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Around 7:20 p.m., police arrived at the Jackpot Food Mart on West Sixth Street following a report of an armed robbery, according to a Chico Police Department press release. Two hours later, the Tower Mart on East Lassen Avenue was held up; this time, an officer spotted a “suspicious vehicle” and pulled over 20-year-old Lissette Gomez. Her passenger, 24-year-old Joshua Gomez, was later accused by investigators of committing both the robberies that night.

Police believe the pair may also be responsible for four other armed robberies dating back to Dec. 18.