VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Two men were robbed at gunpoint by a couple of suspects who stopped the victims and asked them for change, officials said.
On April 15, 2018, deputies responded to a shopping center in the 14100 block of US Highway 395 after receiving information of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the location.
At approximately 10:35 am, the two male victims were in the parking lot near a restaurant when they were approached by two suspects, later identified as Demareyae Hill, 19, of Adelanto and a 16-year old male, who asked if they had change for a five dollar bill, stated sheriff’s officials.
“When the victim’s said they did not have change, the suspects brandished handguns and demanded the victims give them money. Once they had the money, the suspects ran from the scene,” stated the news release.
The suspects were seen fleeing the location in a white Lexus sedan later located by deputies on D street, near the 15 freeway.
The vehicle, driven by a third suspect, identified as Jamonte Lewis, 19, of Barstow was stopped without incident. All three suspects were detained at the scene.
“A search of the vehicle turned up a handgun believed to have been used in the robbery,” stated the news release.
Hill and Lewis were arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for robbery. The 16-year-old male juvenile was also arrested for robbery and booked at High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.
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.