Not-so-happy Fourth

Three weaponless robberies on Independence Day

Three weaponless robberies within 24 hours beginning just before July 4 were reported by the Chico Police Department.

At about 11 p.m. on July 3, a man suffering from Parkinson’s disease walked to Enloe Prompt Care on Cohasset Road to report he’d been robbed by two men while walking along Cohasset at the Highway 99 overpass. He said he was approached from behind and held by one suspect while the other removed money from his shirt pocket. The men ran away toward Mangrove Avenue.

Two hours later, a 17-year-old girl walking with friends in Lower Bidwell Park was approached by a man and a woman. The woman engaged the girl in a verbal confrontation before grabbing her purse, physically assaulting her, and then running away with the man. The girl’s friends ran away during the assault.

At about 11:30 p.m. on July 4, a man who’d recently had multiple surgeries was walking along Manzanita Avenue toward Flyers gas station on Cohasset Road when he stopped to rest. He was then contacted by two men who pushed him to the ground and removed medication and money from his pockets before fleeing.