***UPDATE*** 4/22/19 - On April 21st, property crimes detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office arrested 23 year old Robert Cervantes of Selma.

Detectives were able to identify Cervantes thanks to a tip from a member in our community.  He is in the Fresno County Jail facing felony charges of robbery, use of a deadly weapon and attempted carjacking.  He also faces a misdemeanor charge for a bench warrant related to driving on a suspended license.  His total bail is set at $33,500.

Robert Cervantes

4/10/19 - Property crimes detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery that took place around 2:30 am on Sunday, March 24th.

It occurred at the AM / PM store located at 12019 S. Highland Ave. in Selma.  Detectives need the public’s help to identify the man responsible for the robbery. 

Video surveillance cameras positioned in and around the store captured the man entering the store to purchase a drink.  Once he reached the counter, he changed his mind and left the store.  Minutes later, the same man is seen running out from his hiding spot behind the building and attempts to carjack a woman in the parking lot, threatening her with a knife.  She was able to keep hold of her keys, lock the car, separate from the man, throw her coffee at him and run into the store for help.  Just as the clerk was about to dial 911, the man ran back into the store.  He immediately jumped over the counter and demanded the clerk give him cash from the registers as he threatened her with a knife in his hand.  The man erratically paced back in forth, threatening the clerk and other customers in the store, including the woman he tried to carjack.  She locked herself in the bathroom for safety.  The suspect eventually takes a bag full of money and leaves the store, running toward an open field.  No one was injured.

The suspect is described as being white or Hispanic, approximately 6’0,” 200 lbs.  He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black mask and glasses.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Detective Aurelio Flores at (559) 600-8172, Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or  You will remain anonymous and may receive a cash reward.


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Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 977-0379
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