To: Campus Community
From: Bruce Hagerty, Interim Chief, University Police Department


On Monday, 5/18/15, at approximately 8:10 p.m., a 19 year-old female Chico resident called 9-1-1 to report she was the victim of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred on the campus near the University Stadium. The victim and the suspects were reportedly acquaintances who had spent several hours together prior to the robbery. During the incident, the victim was knocked to the ground and her purse was stolen. The victim sustained minor injuries during the incident and was treated at a local hospital and then released. None of the involved parties are affiliated with CSU, Chico.

After a subsequent interview with the victim, during which additional details were obtained, University Police officers were able to recover the majority of her stolen property near the west side of the stadium.

All three suspects have been identified and criminal charges are pending. Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact the University Police Department at 530-898-5555. Thank you.