Fresno police are investigating the robbery of a student near the Central High East campus Friday morning – the second time in a week a student has been robbed at gunpoint in the area.
The latest incident reportedly occurred shortly after 7 a.m. at Brunswick Avenue and Saginaw Way, close to the major intersection of Blythe and Dakota avenues. According to police, the victim was robbed of a gold chain.
The suspect was described as about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and pajama pants.
On Nov. 6, a student was robbed of a gold necklace and bracelet by a gunman who was waiting for him in a parking lot on the campus at Cornelia and Dakota avenues. After ripping the bracelet from the victim’s arm, the bandit ran across the street, jumped a fence and fled into a neighborhood.
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Police have not announced an arrest in that case and there was no information Friday about whether the same bandit is suspected in both robberies.