Cops and Courts: Police: Robberies linked

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Police believe armed robberies Tuesday afternoon on North Prince and Main Street are related.

Both robberies involved a white male wearing a black bandana who threatened store workers with a black handgun, according to police.

The owner of Patty’s Fashion at 800 N. Prince told police a white male wearing a black bandana over the lower half of his face entered his store around 3 p.m., pointed a gun at him and demanded all the money in the cash register, Capt. Patrick Whitney said. The suspect grabbed the money and ran out of the store in a northern direction through back alleys, Whitney said.

Around 4:30 p.m. a female clerk from Sanchez Panaderia near Marshall Junior High reported two men wearing black baseball caps and black bandanas over their faces came into the store.

She told police the white male held a black handgun to her head while a Hispanic male directed her to open the register. The Hispanic male grabbed the cash from the drawer and both suspects ran out of the store, Whitney said.

Approximately $400 was taken, Whitney said.

The suspects are described as young. The white male was described as about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and wore either a tan or gray shirt and black pants. The Hispanic male was about 5-2 and wore a long-sleeve black-and-yellow-striped polo-style shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information can call Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000.

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A 41-year-old Clovis man is in jail after stabbing his stepson in the side Monday night, according to police reports.

William Flowers was arrested around 8 p.m. when police arrived at a home in the 1000 block of Purdue and found him still holding a pocket knife in his hand.

He is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, jail officials said.

The 23-year-old stepson said he had arrived home to find Flowers and his mother arguing. He told police he tried to get his stepfather to calm down and felt a “punch” in the side.

It wasn’t until he went outside that he noticed he had been stabbed, the report said.

He was treated at the hospital for his injury, the report said.

Cops and Courts is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or:
sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com