Fresno police are seeking two women suspected of hitting and biting a loss prevention agent at a J.C. Penney’s store on Feb. 10 – adding to the city’s robbery totals, which have increased to 42 percent higher than last year.
The attack happened at the J.C. Penney’s at Fashion Fair Mall at 7 p.m.
Two other store robberies happened in Fresno last week.
Two black women struck and bit a store security guard who was attempting to detain them for theft, police said.
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The suspects were caught on video surveillance hitting the guard after he confronted them and asked them to return to the store with $180 in make-up products, police said.
One of the suspects is described as approximately 21 years old, black hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and 130 to 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black sweater with red pants.
The second suspect is described as approximately 41 years old, black hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-8 and approximately 230 pounds. She was last seen wearing a brown sweater and black pants.
Two other robberies added to robbery totals last week at Food Maxx near Shaw and Valentine avenues and The Home Depot near Herndon and Blackstone avenues.
Suspects in both of those robberies have been arrested.