OROVILLE, Calif. - UPDATE 11 20 p.m.: Oroville Police say the suspect from Monday's Check Into Cash robbery was arrested Monday night in Sutter County.
Sgt. Solano with the Oroville Police Department says Sutter County Sheriff's Office deputies were reportedly called to the suspect's home in Sutter County for a separate incident Monday evening. The deputies recognized the suspect from the security images released from the robbery. The suspect was arrested without incident.
The Oroville Police Department is searching for a suspect who robbed the Check into Cash in Oroville Monday.
At approximately 12:00 p.m., Oroville police officers were dispatched to Check into Cash, located at 1751 Oro Dam Blvd, Suite 9, regarding a silent hold-up alarm. Oroville Police Officer Marcus Tennigkeit and Officer Eric Hutton responded to the call and arrived approximately two minutes after being dispatched.
Officers Tennigkeit and Hutton determined that the business had just been robbed.
Further investigation revealed that at approximately 12:00 p.m., a man walked into the business, presented a note saying he had a firearm, and requested the teller provide him with money. The teller, fearing for her safety, complied with the instructions and the man left the business with an undisclosed amount of money. There was no firearm seen during the incident.
The suspect is described as being approximately 5-foot-7-inches to 5-foot-10-inches, weighing 165 to 185 pounds, with dark hair and a small amount of facial hair. The man was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black long sleeve shirt and sunglasses. He had a white and black backpack and was last seen running eastbound from the business.
Officers are processing the scene and extensive check of the area was conducted. Oroville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in this incident. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Oroville Police Department's Investigation Unit at 530-538-2448.