Fresno police are searching for a man suspected of stealing a Volkswagen in central Fresno on Monday and then using that vehicle to burglarize a home in northwest Fresno on Wednesday.
Police said Angkham Ponekhamsine was staying the night at an apartment in the area of Ashlan and West avenues when he allegedly stole the Volkswagen from a guest at the apartment. He then allegedly used that vehicle to burglarize a home in the area of Hayes and Herndon avenues two days later.
Police believe Ponekhamsine removed the Volkswagen’s license plate (5ZEB646) and replaced it with a stolen license plate (7FUP034) belonging to a Ford.
Anyone with information about Ponekhamsine or the stolen Volkswagen is asked to call the Fresno Police Department at (559) 621-7000, or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stopper online.