A 16-year-old Fresno gang member was arrested Sunday for robbing a man for his bike in southeast Fresno after threatening him with violence, Fresno police said.
A man frantically called police around 5 p.m. and said three people took his bicycle around Orchard Street and McKenzie Avenue, just west of First Street, after threatening to beat him up, Sgt. Tony Bustos said. Officers responded to the area minutes later and found one of the suspects sitting on the bike in the 100 block of North Angus Avenue.
The suspect on the bicycle was detained while the other suspects ran into a nearby house, Bustos said. They were taken into custody without incident after a brief standoff.
The victim was able to identify one of the detained suspects as the person who threatened him with violence and then stole his bike, Bustos said. The suspect was determined to be a 16-year-old boy and a gang member who was on felony probation for assault with a deadly weapon and had an active warrant. He later admitted to threatening the victim and stealing his bike.
Officers returned the victim’s bicycle undamaged, Bustos said. He did not suffer any injuries. The other detainees were released without charges.
The 16-year-old was booked into the Fresno County Juvenile Hall for suspected robbery and violating probation.