SELMA – It’s been more than three weeks that the AM/PM at 12019 S. Highland Ave. in Selma was robbed by a man and Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
The crime took place around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24. Video surveillance footage shows the man entered the convenience store, started to purchase a drink, but then changed his mind and left.
View the surveillance footage online at https://www.facebook.com/FresnoSheriff/videos/797387517311419/.
Minutes later, the same man is seen running out from a hiding spot behind the building and attempts to carjack a woman in the parking lot, threatening her with a knife.
The woman was able to keep hold of her keys, lock the car, separate from the man, throw her hot drink at him and run into the store for help. Just as the clerk was about to dial 911, the man ran back into the store. He immediately jumped over the counter and demanded the clerk give him cash from the registers as he threatened her with a knife in his hand.
The man erratically paced back in forth, threatening the clerk and other customers in the store, including the woman he tried to carjack. She locked herself in the bathroom for safety. The suspect eventually takes a bag full of money and leaves the store, running toward an open field. No one was injured.
The suspect is described as being white or Hispanic, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black mask and glasses.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Detective Aurelio Flores at 600-8172, Crime Stoppers at 498-7867 or www.valleycrimestoppers.org. You will remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward.