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Deputies searching for suspect who robbed Uptons Market in Yermo at gunpoint

YERMO, Calif. ( — The Barstow Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who robbed Uptons Market at gunpoint Tuesday night.

It happened on July 9, 2019, at about 11:00 pm when a black male wearing a dark hoodie and an orange mask entered the business at 475 E Yermo Rd, Yermo.

According to a news release, “two employees and one customer were inside the store at the time of the incident. The suspect produced a black handgun and ordered the clerk to put money into a bag. The suspect took the bag of money and multiple cartons of cigarettes and fled on foot.”

Deputies from the Barstow Sheriff Station, 40K air support and a K9 unit responded to the scene. The suspect is still outstanding at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Parsons of the Barstow Sheriff’s Station (760) 256-4838.

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 website at

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**Thank you to the commenters who pointed out Yermo was the correct location. We’ve updated the article.

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