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Fresno Police Chase Down ‘Prolific’ Restaurant Burglary Suspect



Fresno police believe that Robert George Hill was caught on surveillance video during a burglary of Tiger Boba. (Screenshot/Fresno PD)
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Fresno police say they arrested a “prolific” restaurant burglary suspect at 6 a.m. Thursday near a coffee shop at Blackstone and San Jose avenues.

According to a Fresno PD news release, officers recognized a parked vehicle as that of Robert George Hill, who was wanted in connection with multiple burglaries.

As officers approached the vehicle, they saw Hill leaving the shop with a coffee in hand. Spotting the cops, the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Hill ran across Blackstone before being caught.

Faces 16 Felony Counts in Fresno, Clovis

Hill, 28, will be charged with 14 felony burglary counts in Fresno and two more in Clovis, police said. He was booked into Fresno County Jail later Thursday.

It is believed that Hill began his alleged burglary spree in November 2021. Among the businesses hit: Jugo Salad & Juice Bar, Deli Delicious, Milk Tea, Me-N-Eds Pizza, the Berrock Shop, Nektar Juice, and Tiger Boba.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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