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A Victorville Sheriff responded to the alleged attempted robbery at the High Desert Truck Stop. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)
A Victorville Sheriff responded to the alleged attempted robbery at the High Desert Truck Stop. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

Masked Man Pepper Sprays Employee During Attempted Robbery

VICTORVILLE, Calif,(VVNG.com)– Authorities are actively searching for a masked man who pepper sprayed an employee during an alleged attempted robbery.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m., at the High Desert Truck Stop located at 15655 US Highway 395.

A male employee was sprayed by the non-lethal aerosol as the suspect demanded cash from the register.

The suspect fled on foot north on Highway 395 towards the Maverick Stadium and was described as a Black male adult with a thin build wearing a black sweater, and black ski mask.

A helicopter was called to assist in the search. No cash was taken during the attempted robbery, per scanner reports.

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