FRESNO – Police arrested a man believed to be responsible for the robbery of a northwest Fresno Arco gas station on Saturday night.
A 64-year-old was working by himself at the gas station on North West and West Shaw avenues on Saturday night when he saw a black Chrysler PT Cruiser pull up and stop next to the gas pumps. A man then got out of the Cruiser and came into the store with a gun, demanding money, authorities said.
The suspect was able to get away with around $200. However, as he was driving away, the victim was able to write down his license plate number and called police to report the crime.
Officers traced the license plate to a home in the 600 block of West Fairmont Avenue, only a few blocks away from the Arco station. There were several people inside an open garage at the house and officers called them out. The victim identified one of them, 26-year-old Andrew Clark, as the suspect, authorities said.
A search of the home resulted in the discovery of a loaded 9 mm pistol $150 of the cash taken during the robbery. Clark confessed to the robbery, according to authorities.
Fresno Bee: Fresno man held in Arco robbery