Police investigate slew of armed robberies in Chico

    A&M Vapes in Chico, one of the armed robbery targets in January.

    There have been a string of armed robberies in Chico spanning from the beginning of December to the first week of January, and some have wondered if they're connected.

    Surveillance footage from Nord Avenue Market shows the suspect in dark clothing wielding a silver handgun.

    Surveillance footage from Nord Avenue Market, showing the suspect pointing a handgun at the shopkeeper.

    There have been eight armed robberies in total.

    The shopkeepers who were robbed describe the suspect as a White or Hispanic man with dark clothing, a mask and a handgun.

    Chico police detectives said they don't know if the robberies are connected, and they're not going to speculate.

    Each time the suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The Chico Police Department's investigation is ongoing.

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