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Elderly woman’s front door kicked-in during a residential burglary in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( –An elderly woman’s front door was kicked in during an attempted residential burglary in Victorville.

It happened on Friday, January 27, 2023, at approximately 11:23 a.m., in the 13000 block of Arthur Drive.

Sheriff’s officials said the homeowner, a 71-year-old female, was alerted by a loud bang from the front of her house.

“She looked and saw a man had kicked-in her front door. The suspect immediately left and fled the area in a burgundy or dark grey sedan. The suspect was wearing a pink face mask and a gray hooded sweatshirt,” stated sheriff’s officials.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Syphax with the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Anonymous tips can be submitted to We-Tip at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or

A residential robbery is particularly frightening because it violates our private space where we feel safe. Typically, residential burglars work during the day when they expect a residence to be unoccupied. If you hear a knock at the door, call out letting strangers know you are home. Make sure all your doors and windows are secured. Remember, run away-know the best exit routes of your home. If you can’t run away, hide and stay quiet. Getting into a physical confrontation is a last resort. Call or text 9-1-1 immediately. 

*Victorville police department

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