Two adults, two teens arrested in connection to several Fresno armed robberies


Four suspects, including two teens, have been arrested in connection to several armed robberies in Fresno, according to a Fresno Police Department news release.

Jaheem Starks, 20, and Michelle Sanchez, 22, both of Fresno, were arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail in connection to armed robberies dating back to Jan. 26. Two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were also arrested and were booked into Fresno County Juvenile Hall.

They’ve all been charged with several counts of robbery, the news release says.

The series of robberies began on Jan. 26 at Palm Bluffs Liquor store, 585 W. Nees Ave. Police say two masked males demanded money while holding employees at gunpoint.

On Feb. 3, officers responded to 7-Eleven, 5785 N. Palm Ave., regarding an armed robbery involving three suspects. While officers were on scene, they received information that another 7-Eleven just east of them at Shaw and Maroa avenues had been robbed and the suspect description was similar.

The cases were determined to be related, however, the 7-Eleven at Shaw and Maroa is in the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

On Feb 5., search warrants were served at two locations in northwest Fresno and one location in southeast Fresno. Several items of evidence related to all three robberies were found. Detectives learned the guns used in the robberies were AirSoft replicas.

Anyone with additional information related to this series is asked to call Det. Mike Clement at 559-621-2080.

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