HANFORD — Two men were arrested Monday after trying to rob people at a gas station and stabbing one victim, police said.
Hanford police officials said Bradley France, 30, and Angel Silva, 27, tried to rob two other men in the parking lot of Chevron, 1680 W Hanford Armona Road, and one of the victims ended up being stabbed.
On Monday just after midnight, Hanford Police said they received a call regarding a physical fight in the parking lot of the Chevron and that one of the people in the fight had been stabbed.
Upon arriving in the area, officers said they spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle leaving the area, traveling eastbound on Hanford Armona Road.
An officer was able to get behind the suspect vehicle, which turned onto Ogden Street, police said. The vehicle pulled over to the side of the road at Ogden and Arthur streets and France and Silva jumped out of the car and ran southbound through the neighborhood.
Officers said they were told which way the two men were running and so the suspects were quickly apprehended by officers arriving in the area.
Upon further investigation, police said they determined that France and Silva attempted to rob two males in the parking lot of Chevron, and when the two victims would not give France and Silva what they wanted, a fight broke out.
During the fight, a knife was pulled out and one of the victims was stabbed, police said.
Officers said France and Silva then got into a car and left the area. Both France and Silva were positively identified at the scene by the victims and other witnesses.
Authorities said both France and Silva were booked at the Kings County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery.