Man arrested in Family Dollar store robbery in Fresno

Police arrested a man who allegedly robbed the Family Dollar store in the 2300 block of North Blackstone Avenue in central Fresno on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was identified as Rodney Jynes, 30, of Fresno.

The robbery occurred at 2:06 p.m. Sgt. Jerardo Chamalbide said the suspect asked the store clerk for a pen and paper, which he used to write a demand note. After the clerk handed over money from the register, Jynes ran out.

He was soon apprehended in the area by Fresno City College police, and while he was being questioned by Fresno police he admitted to committing the robbery, Chamalbide said.

Jynes was later booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of robbery.