Two suspects in Fresno armed robbery in jail

The Fresno BeeJune 8, 2014 

Two men suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven at gunpoint in May are behind bars after one turned himself in and Fresno police arrested the other Saturday.

The men were caught on a surveillance video May 23 when one man held the store clerk at gunpoint, demanding money from the register, and the other acted as a lookout. The men left the store with less than $30.

Police were able to identify the men June 2 as 19-year-old Johnathan Cervantez and 20-year-old Te'arin Wilkins after sharing the video on social media, through Crimestoppers and on local news stations.

Wilkins, a known Calwa Bulldog gang member, turned himself in Saturday after seeing himself on the news. Cervantez, a Bulldog gang associate, was found hiding at his mother's house later that day, police reported.

Both were booked to Fresno County Jail for robbery, Fresno police said.

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