FRESNO, California (KGPE) – Two people have been injured in two separate robberies at the same southwest Fresno shopping center Monday.
Both incidents took place after 5 p.m. at the shopping area by Fresno and C streets.
According to Fresno Police, a man walked into the store wearing a disguise and asked where the iPhones were located.
“Clerk recognized that he was wearing a disguise asked him right away said hey you need to take off that mask or disguise that you’re wearing,” said Lt. Anthony Dewall.
“Immediately upon the confrontation suspect pulled out a can of pepper spray and sprayed the clerk or person behind the counter.”
The clerk and the suspect then got into a fight that spilled out to the front of the store. The suspect then jumped on a bike and rode off.
Approximately half an hour later in that same shopping center, a second robbery took place as a man was filling up his car at the ampm gas station.
“They demanded his cell phone and his wallet and immediately struck him in the face which resulted in a bloody nose, possibly broken nose,” said Lt. Dewall.
Officers say the suspects went to their car and got a bat and broke out the windows in the victim’s car. The victim was taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
No arrests have been announced.