Armed Robbery at Check-n-Go in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. After searching for hours, Fresno Police arrested a man who they say robbed a local check cashing store. It all started around 10:00 Friday morning when police say the 34-year-old parolee held up a Check-n-Go on Willow and Kings Canyon with a gun.

A short time later, officers found the car they were looking for on the corner of Belmont and Chestnut. A motorcycle officer pulled over a black Chrysler sedan. That's when witnesses say the suspect took off.

Debbie Miranda said, "I saw him running from the sidewalk to the liquor store. Booked it across the street into the Chinese restaurant. He hopped over the brick fence and the cops couldn't make it."

For the next three hours the surrounding area was blocked off and St. Helen's Catholic School was put on lockdown. Parents looking to pick up their kids at lunchtime were told to wait and some were put on edge.

Margie Gaoana said, "I was scared because of what happened. Last week and the situation in Minkler. It's relatively fresh in my mind."

The school was locked down for 45 minutes before police were able to nab the suspect with the help of tactical teams and a K9 Officer. He was bitten in the leg and taken to the hospital.

Credit cards were found inside the black sedan. It's unknown if the car was stolen. The suspect was treated and released from the hospital and now sits in a Fresno County Jail cell.

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