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Police: Ex-con robs Fresno check cashing business after it denies him account

Rodolfo Barron
Rodolfo Barron Fresno Police Department

Fresno police are searching for a man they say robbed a check cashing business after employees refused to give him an account.

Rodolfo Barron, 50, walked into the Advance America Check Cashing location at 4195 E. Belmont Ave. on Oct. 23 and gave clerks his California driver’s license and social security card. After they refused to give him an account, he left the store and returned with a 6-inch bladed screwdriver, police said.

Barron allegedly told the clerks he would stab them if they didn’t give him cash. He left the store with more than $1,700 and left in a gray four-door Chevy Malibu, license plate 7MJC170.

Barron is on parole for home invasion robbery and selling PCP. He was released from prison in November after serving 14 years.

Anyone with information about Barron’s location is asked to call police detective Donnie Dinnell at 559-621-6334 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP.

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