Police are searching for a bandit who assaulted a jewelry store clerk during a robbery Monday morning in central Fresno.
The robbery took place shortly before 11 a.m. at El Oscar on Blackstone Avenue just south of Clinton Avenue, a police spokesman reported. The suspect struck the victim with a black handgun before fleeing down Effie Street toward Clinton in a champagne-colored SUV.
The clerk was treated by paramedics at the scene for his injuries.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867 (STOP).