Crime

Clovis recycling center employee stabbed. As many as three connected got away, police say

An employee at Clovis Recycling Center was stabbed twice after a man allegedly took off with money from a cash register Wednesday, May 22, 2019, according to Clovis police.
An employee at Clovis Recycling Center was stabbed twice after a man allegedly took off with money from a cash register Wednesday, May 22, 2019, according to Clovis police.

Clovis police are on the lookout for at least three people suspected in a stabbing at Clovis Recycling Center on Wednesday afternoon.

The stabbing happened at 12:24 p.m. during a robbery as a man took an unknown amount of money from the register at the recycling center, Sgt. Jim Munro said.

An employee chased after the alleged robber before the two began to fight and were knocked to the ground. The robber pulled out a knife and stabbed the employee in the leg and in the upper body, Munro said.

The employee, who was not named, was taken to Community Regional Medical Center and had nonlethal injuries.

The suspected robber got into a car with another man and possibly a woman and fled. Police were working to get a description of the car as well as the people involved.

Anyone with information can call Clovis police, 559-324-2800.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado is a general assignment reporter at The Fresno Bee. He grew up in Porterville and has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Fresno State. He is a former student editor at the Fresno State and Fresno City College newspapers. His hobbies include reading, sleeping, running and taking care of his dog.
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