VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities arrested two armed robbery suspects after one of them walked into a business where detectives happened to be reviewing surveillance video of the crime, officials said.
On February 2, 2018, at 11:00 p.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to a robbery alarm at Salon 360 in the 9200 block of Archibald Avenue. Responding deputies confirmed a burglary had occurred at the business.
“Two black male adults entered the store with firearms, forced a victim to their vehicle and stole a significant amount of money from inside the vehicle, along with a cell phone. During the robbery, the victims were forced into the bathroom before the suspects fled the scene,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release.
Through investigation, deputies located the victim’s stolen phone in a trash can at a gas station in the City of Victorville. The phone was recovered by Victorville City deputies and suspect leads were developed.
“On February 9, 2018, detectives were in Victorville reviewing video surveillance at the gas station when a black male adult who matched the description of one of the robbery suspects entered,” officials said.
Detectives made contact with the subject identified as Chad Harris, 36, from Moreno Valley and detained him. During a custody search, a loaded handgun was recovered from Harris’ pants.
Detectives determined Harris was involved in the robbery, they arrested and booked him at the West Valley Detention Center for; Kidnapping, Carrying a Concealed Stolen Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon by a Convicted Felon and Carrying a Loaded Handgun, not the owner. His bail is $250,000.
The second suspect was identified as Dwayne Otis Williams, 35, of Victorville; an arrest warrant was issued for him.
On February 15, 2018, Williams was taken into custody outside of his residence with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Specialized Enforcement Division.
A search warrant was served at Williams’s home in the 11700 block of Fern Pine Street in Victorville. Detectives recovered clothing worn during the robbery, handgun magazines and loose ammunition. Williams was booked into West Valley Detention Center for Robbery and Kidnapping, with a bail of $450,000.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Detective Division at (909)477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.