Video shows suspect from armed robbery at Fresno Shell station

The Fresno BeeJune 19, 2014 

Fresno police say the man who approaches the counter in this video is a suspect in an armed robbery about 7:40 p.m. May 26 at the Shell gas station at 1155 W. Belmont Ave. According to police, the victim was approached as he walked from the gas pumps to the store. At knifepoint, the man gave the suspect a wallet. The suspect pulled a chain from the victim's neck, then fled. Anyone with information can call police detective Rick Mora at (559) 621-6109, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (559) 498-STOP.

FRESNO POLICE DEPARTMENT

Fresno police have released a video with the hope someone will identify a suspect in a violent robbery at a gas station west of Highway 99.

Police said the victim was walking from the gas pumps to the store at the Shell station at 1155 W. Belmont Ave. on May 26 when the suspect approached him and pulled out a knife. The victim gave the suspect his wallet, and the suspect pulled a chain and cross from the victim's neck and ran, police said.

The suspect rode away from the gas station on a dark-colored, BMX-style bicycle.

The suspect is described as a black male adult in his 20s, about 5 feet to 5-foot-7, and weighing 150-170 pounds. He was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap. The video shows the suspect at the counter inside the store.

Anyone with information is asked to call police detective Rick Mora at (559) 621-6109 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com

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