VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): Two Victorville men are behind bars after a robbery investigation led deputies to a home in the 14800 block of Luna Road. The investigation began when there was a 911 call on March 2nd reporting a 31-year-old Victorville man who was assaulted and robbed.
Deputies responded to the location at Mojave and La Paz Drives. Upon arrival, they determined that the victim was walking on Mojave drive when a male in a Chevy Suburban stopped the vehicle to approach the victim. The suspect later identified as 37-year-old Timothy Rico asked the victim about a leather vest he was wearing and about his affiliation with a club.
According to San Bernardino County officials, the suspect told Rico that he did not belong to a club. The suspect punched the victim in his face, took the vest and fled the scene. The victim was treated at a local hospital for his injuries sustained during the assault.
The investigation into the incident led deputies to serve a search warrant on March 10th. Rico and 28-year-old Juan Martinez were located at the Luna Road home. During the search, deputies obtained several firearms, drugs, drug paraphernalia and items linking them to a criminal motorcycle gang.
Rico was arrested for Robbery and Promoting a Criminal Street Gang and Martinez was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance while armed and Illegal Possession of an Assault Weapon. Both were booked at the High Desert Detention Center and are scheduled to appear at Victorville Superior Court on March 14, 2016.