Around 7:00 pm on September 8th, a violent robbery took place outside the Valentine Market located at the intersection of Valentine and Church Avenues in Fresno.

Surveillance video shows a tan or pewter colored, late 1990s to early 2000s Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon parking across the street from the store. The driver, a heavy set man wearing shorts, a t-shirt, white shoes and a dark hat walks over and ambushes a man putting items into his vehicle. The suspect attacks him from behind; beating him up and taking his wallet. The suspect then runs back to his SUV and drives away. He is described as being white or Hispanic, in his 20s, 30s or 40s, with a medium complexion.

If you have information about the identity or whereabouts of this man, contact Sheriff’s Detective Tim Jacobsen at (559) 600-8709 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You may also contact Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.


Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137