Officers chased down three armed robbery suspects early Tuesday morning soon after the crime in Fresno’s Tower District, police said.
According to police, the victim reported just after midnight that three men took his phone and wallet at gunpoint at the corner of Wishon and Fern avenues, just north of the Tower Theatre. The men got in a black four-door sedan heading north on Wishon, and officers spotted the car near Wishon and Cambridge avenues 11 blocks from the crime scene.
Police did a “high-risk” traffic stop and detained two adults and two boys. Three were identified as the robbery suspects and arrested: Micah Smith, 18; Marcus Newton, 19; and a juvenile. The fourth person in the car was later released.
Inside the car, officers found the victim’s phone, a .380 handgun hidden in a door panel and ammunition.