Two arrested in Clovis armed robberies

CLOVIS, California - Two people were arrested Monday after one armed robbery and another attempted armed robbery, the Clovis Police Department said.

At 4:08 a.m., a call came in about an armed robbery near the intersection of Clovis Avenue and Fourth Street in Old Town Clovis.

A city maintenance employee working in the area was approached by a male who had a firearm and demanded money, police said.

The city employee gave the suspect cash, and the suspect fled westbound on foot, police said. Officers searched the area for the suspect, but he could not be located.

At 6:11 a.m., the Denny’s restaurant located at 710 W. Shaw Ave. reported an armed robbery.

Witnesses told dispatchers that a man had brandished a firearm while at the register and demanded money, police said. When the clerk refused, the suspect then fled on foot.  

Witnesses were able to determine that the suspect left in a white Chevrolet Malibu eastbound on Shaw Avenue.

Officers searched the area and located a vehicle matching the description traveling in the area of Minnewawa and Barstow avenues, police said. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and determined that one of the two occupants matched the suspect description of the two robberies.  

Once detained, the suspect admitted involvement in both robberies, police said. He was also positively identified by both victims.

Blake Holland, 20, of Fresno, was arrested on robbery charges and will be booked into the Fresno County Jail.

Officers located a replica firearm inside the vehicle matching the description of the gun used in the robberies, police said.

The driver of the vehicle, Kylie Angotti, 23, of Fresno, was also arrested on robbery charges and booked.

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