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Thief Couldn't Stand The Heat – Turns Himself In

MADERA COUNTY – A second suspect wanted in connection with the scratcher heist at the 22-Mile House has turned himself in, according to Sheriff John Anderson.

Robert Leroy Cave, 51, of Fresno, turned himself in to Fresno authorities late Friday night. Madera County Sheriff’s lead detective Adam McEwen has been investigating this case since November. He was notified that the suspect was in custody, and booked Cave into Madera County Department of Corrections at 1:56 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 19.Cave, who reportedly told the arresting detective he couldn’t take the heat generated by media attention, was booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property and conspiracy. His bail was set at $10,000.

Cave joins his alleged accomplice, Christopher Nunn, 32, already behind bars. Nunn was arrested on Jan. 16.

Both men are reputed members of a Fresno-based white supremacy group known as the “Fresneck” gang. According to Fresno authorities, the “Fresneck” gang has been tied to burglaries and home invasion robberies.

Both Cave and Nunn were captured on video surveillance cashing in stolen scratchers in Fresno on Nov. 28, 2012.

Nunn was identified as the man seen on crutches, and Cave was the suspect seen wearing a baseball cap.

Authorities continue to look for a third man involved in the break-in.

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