Two robberies inside an hour at the same Fresno shopping center, police say

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FRESNO, California (KSEE) – 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. Monday 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.

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