Fresno police officers arrested a suspected strong-arm robber in the Tower District Wednesday after he knocked a woman to the ground at took $200 from her, Sgt. Carlos Frausto said.
The incident took place about 9:40 a.m. in the 900 block of North Roosevelt Avenue. The victim, 22, asked for help from a UPS driver after a man identified as John Angel Sanchez, 44, assaulted her, Frausto said.
Officers heading to the neighborhood reportedly spotted Sanchez running down Broadway Street toward Highway 180. He was detained a short time later and the cash was recovered. He was booked into Fresno County Jail on robbery charges.
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