VICTORVILLE:(VVNG.com)- Deputies are searching for two suspects who attempted to rob a smoke shop and assaulted a female employee.
On March 25, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the report of a robbery that had occurred at the Smoke Shop located at 14516 Seventh Street in Victorville.
Upon arrival, deputies were informed that two black males entered the location, suspect #1 jumped over the counter and punched the victim in the face and pulled her hair repeatedly, causing her to fall to the floor.
Suspect #1 attempted to steal the cash register but was stopped by a concerned citizen attempting to help the victim. After a brief struggle, both suspects exited the store and fled the location on foot running towards the bus stop located on Lorene Drive near Costco. Deputies conducted a search of the area, however, the suspects remain outstanding.
The suspects are Black male adults approximately 17-20 years old. Suspect #1 is 5’9”, 130 lbs., light skin, green eyes with a tattoo on his neck and a line on the right side of his face – last seen wearing a white t-shirt w/red sleeves. Suspect #2 is 5’2”, 130 lbs, dark skin – last seen wearing brown pants.
Deputies were informed that the suspects may possibly frequent the storefront near the Smoke Shop and the Dollar General Store.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Victorville Police Department (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com