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17-year-old arrested in OfferUp Robbery in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (news release) A 17-year-old male was arrested and booked into jail for possession of stolen property and robbery, officials said.

On October 12, 2017, Deputy R. Ripley, from the Victorville Police Department, responded to a residence in the 16600 block of Zenda Street for a reported theft.

The victim met with a 17-year old male to sell a game system they had advertised on the internet application, Offer Up. The suspect took the system inside his residence to test it and never came out. Being concerned for their safety, the victim did not attempt to contact the suspect at the residence and called law enforcement.

Through investigation, Deputy Ripley discovered the suspect had an Offer Up account and was attempting to sell other property he had stolen using similar methods. Ripley, with the assistance of Deputy D. Manker and the Victorville Police Department’s Gang Team, located and detained the suspect, discovering he was currently on probation. The suspect was in possession of the stolen game system and other stolen property. During a search of the suspect’s residence, deputies recovered additional stolen property.

The recovered property was returned to the owners. The suspect was arrested and booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for possession of stolen property and robbery.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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