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2 transients arrested after robbing Apple Valley man for his clothing and shoes

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Police arrested two homeless people after they allegedly robbed a 24-year-old Apple Valley man for his clothing and shoes.

It happened at about 1:00 am on November 9, 2019, in the area of Highway 18 and Navajo Road in Apple Valley.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Alban told VVNG the victim was approached by a male and female subject.

“The male subject threatened the victim with a chrome pipe and ordered him to remove his shoes, jeans and his sweatshirts. The victim did as he was instructed then ran for help,” stated Alban.

Through investigation, the suspects were identified as Ruben Arthur Flores, a 27-year-old transient of Apple Valley and Shena Lucero, a 38-year-old transient of Apple Valley.  Both Flores and Lucero were later located, arrested and booked into HDDC for PC211 Robbery.

Lucero and Flores remain in jail and are each being held on a #100,000 bail. A preliminary court hearing is scheduled for November 12, 2019.

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