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Clovis Armed Robbery and Pursuit Result in 3 Arrests, 1 Suspect Still at Large
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By Anthony Haddad
Published 1 month ago on
April 16, 2024

Clovis PD arrested Abel Sanchez Martinez (left) and Jose Mitra Barrios of Madera along with one juvenile for armed robbery and evading police. (Clovis Police Department)

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Clovis police say they apprehended three of the four suspects who carried out an armed robbery in the Target parking lot on Shaw Avenue early Monday evening.

The arrests came following a 20-mile pursuit in which the suspects’ vehicle crashed near an orchard east of Kerman, authorities said.

The suspects then fled on foot but three of them were captured with the assistance of the Fresno Sheriff’s helicopter and Fresno police.

The suspects allegedly stole the personal belongings of two adults before fleeing.

Loaded Firearms Recovered By Police

Loaded Firearms Obtained by Clovis PD on 4/15/2024

During a search of the suspects’ vehicle at the crash site, officers discovered a loaded assault rifle and handgun. The suspects have been identified as 20-year-old Jose Mitra Barrios and 18-year-old Abel Sanchez Martinez, both Madera residents, along with a juvenile suspect who was processed at the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Center.

The trio faces charges including armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, evading law enforcement, and firearm-related offenses.

As of Tuesday morning, one suspect remains at large. No injuries were reported during the incident.

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Anyone with info about this incident is encouraged to report it to Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP or through the anonymous “Clovis Police” mobile app.

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