Armed Robbery at Gun Point

APPLE VALLEY: Per scanner traffic, a (211) armed robbery just occurred at High Desert Pharmacy on 18182 highway-18 in Apple Valley (between Apple Valley road & Kasota road).

The suspected was armed with a black automatic hand gun and is described as a black male adult approximately 6’4, 180lbs., mid 30’s and reportedly wore a Chartreuse color construction worker vest, a yellow hard hat, and a long black sleeve shirt during the robbery.

Dispatch received a call reporting the robbery around noon time on Monday. Per scanner traffic the suspect, reportedly shoved a female employee to the floor and put a gun to her back. It appears no employees were injured.

The suspect made off with $200 in cash. Before fleeing the scene on foot.

CHP helicopter (H-80) has been called in to assist in the search for the suspect. Details are developing and will be posted as they become available.

Anyone with information regarding the incident can call the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-240-7400. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME or leave information on the WeTip website at

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