Crime

Woman robbed of phone, but suspects nabbed after returning to unlock it

One of five suspects allegedly involved in a cell phone robbery in southeast Fresno is placed in a police car at Sixth Street and Belmont Avenue.
One of five suspects allegedly involved in a cell phone robbery in southeast Fresno is placed in a police car at Sixth Street and Belmont Avenue. The Fresno Bee

Four suspects who came back to the scene of the crime after robbing a woman of her cell phone were arrested by Fresno police Thursday morning in southeast Fresno.

One of the suspects pulled a gun on the victim the second time around and demanded help getting the phone unlocked, police said.

Sgt. John Romo said the robbery happened about 6:30 a.m. at a bus stop close to Tulare Street and Barton Avenue. Five suspects in a new Honda Civic were involved in the robbery.

After returning to the scene a short time later, the suspects were seen at a mini-mart at Sixth Street and Belmont Avenue. Romo said four of the suspects were arrested and police were investigating the involvement of the fifth.

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