FRESNO – Two men police believe to be responsible for robbing a 7-Eleven at gunpoint last month were arrested, partly thanks to tips the police department received from the public.
The armed robbery happened on May 23 at the 7-Eleven store on Kings Canyon and Fowler Avenue in Southeast Fresno. Two men were caught on a surveillance video, which showed one man holding the store clerk at gunpoint while demanding money from the register while the other man acted as a lookout. The suspects fled the store on foot with less than $30.
Police shared the surveillance video on social media, through Crimestoppers and on local news station in the hopes that the public would help them identify and find the two suspects. Police said that tips poured in from the public.
Police were able to identify the men on June 2 as Johnathan Cervantez, 19, and Te’arin Wilkins, 20. Wilkins a known Calwa Bulldog gang member, turned himself in on Saturday after seeing himself on the news. Police arrested Cervantez, a Bulldog gang associate, at his mother’s house that same day.
Wilkins and Cervantez were booked into Fresno County Jail on robbery charges.
Fresno Bee: Two suspects in Fresno armed robbery in jail