Photo: scenes from the robbery
The Fort Bragg Police Department published the following report regarding the November 4th robbery at Coast Cinemas.
“On November 4, 2019 at 7:18 p.m., Officers were dispatched to Coast Cinemas for the report of an armed robbery which had just occurred.
Once on scene, Officers determined that a suspect entered the business at approximately 7:10 p.m., brandished a semi-automatic handgun, and demanded money from an employee at the cash register.
The suspect then fled the location with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was physically injured during the robbery.
Since the day of the robbery, Sheriff’s Office personnel and Parole Agents have been instrumental and critical to the identification of the suspect and his whereabouts.
With their invaluable assistance, members of the Fort Bragg Police Department, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, including the Mendocino County Regional SWAT team, and agents from State Parole, took the above named suspect (37-year-old Matthew Vicchione) into custody for the robbery and other criminal charges.
The suspect was transported and booked at the Mendocino County Jail in Ukiah.
Anyone having additional information related to the case please contact Officer Ferris at (707) 961-2800 ext. 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips may be left on the Crime Tip Hotline at (707) 961-3049. Questions regarding this press release may be forwarded to
Sergeant O’Neal at (707) 961-2800 ext. 120 or e-mailed to email@example.com.”