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Victorville business owner takes suspects gun during armed robbery

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) A longtime Victorville business owner fought back and grabbed the suspect’s gun during an attempted armed robbery Wednesday.

Authorities confirmed no arrest has been made in the mid-day robbery at Cesar’s Jewelry in ‘Old Town’ Victorville.

On September 21st, at about 12:25 p.m., deputies responded to the 15500 block of 7th Street reference an armed robbery.

According to Victorville sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez, when deputies arrived they learned a Black male adult entered the store with a handgun and demanded cash. “The employee gave the suspect money and was able to grab the suspect’s gun,” stated Rodriguez.

Rodriguez said, the suspect fled from the store and possibly fled in a white sedan. “An extensive search was conducted but the suspect was not located.”

Deputies placed several pieces of evidence from inside the business and into a brown paper bag, before taking them for evidence.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Victorville Sheriff’s Station at 760-241-2911.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

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