Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a series of armed robberies at Fresno stores – at least one of which was caught on video.
The suspect is believed to have robbed two Arco AM-PM stores and a Family Dollar store.
The man in the video is seen walking around the store at 6020 N. Blackstone Ave. around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 2. He removes an item from a shelf, walks to the cash register and acts as if he were going to pay for the item.
As the store clerk attempts to make change, the suspect lifts his shirt to display the grip of a semi-automatic firearm. The suspect demands money and runs off after the clerk hands him money from the register.
The man is Hispanic, between the ages of 45 and 55, about 5-foot-7, 160 pounds and has a neatly-trimmed gray goatee, police said.
Police believe the other two robberies were done by the same person. They occurred around 11:20 p.m. Aug. 30 at Arco AM-PM at 6375 N. Blackstone Ave., and around 10 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Family Dollar at 5167 E. Belmont Ave.
Anyone with information should contact detective Patrick Mares at 559-621-2427.