The last of the three suspects involved in a robbery of a taco truck in central Fresno on Jan. 23 was arrested on Saturday, police said.
The robbery took place on Jan. 23 near Cedar and Olive avenues when two suspects, one armed with a pistol, stole a generator that the taco trucks depended on to run their business. One of the men fled in a waiting vehicle, and another fled on foot. The man who ran away, who police identified as Larry Bertone, was punched in the face repeatedly by a customer of the taco truck who followed him down the street as police were called. The suspect then began slashing at the woman with a knife before continuing to run away.
The alleged driver of the vehicle, Ronald Richardson, was arrested later that day after officers chased the car to Kings Canyon Road and Maple Avenue in southeast Fresno. The third suspect, identified by police as Robert “Sean” Burrough, escaped on foot.
Bertone was later arrested that day, but Burrough avoided arrest until Saturday night, when officers attempted to contact him near Chestnut and Butler avenues.
Burrough fled and hid throughout the neighborhood for hours before he was found hiding behind a washer and dryer in a garage he had broken into, police said.
Bertone and Burrough were both suspects in a previous residential burglary. They were booked into the Fresno County Jail. Burrough is being held on suspicion of attempted robbery and theft, and Bertone for attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
The three men were identified as Fresneck gang members, police said.
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