A store clerk held her ground against three juveniles attempting to make away with stolen merchandise — and Fresno police are requesting help identifying the shoplifters.
The thefts happened at around 6:34 p.m. Jan. 11 at Big 5, 5488 N. Blackstone Ave.
The three suspects entered the store and began picking up items. One suspect had short dreadlocks and wore a black sweatshirt and dark pants. Another suspect wore a black beanie, black T-shirt and blue jeans, and the third suspect wore a zip-up sweater and blue jeans.
The clerk stood in the middle of the entrance blocking the door as one suspect grabbed a few items and waited by the entrance. Meanwhile, another suspect was getting a price check on some of his items.
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The suspect near the door attempted to leave the store without paying for the items, and the clerk grabbed the merchandise and tried pulling the shirt away. He ripped the shirt from the clerk’s hands and fled. The third suspect fled with a shirt.
The clerk then attempted to take a shirt from the second suspect, but he pulled it away and fled. All three suspects left the area in a vehicle similar to a gray Dodge Caravan. Anyone with information is asked to call Fresno police at 559-621-7000.