APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A previously convicted felon released on bail was arrested again after an armed robbery at a Metro PCS in Apple Valley.
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, at approximately 2:55 pm, deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at the business located in the 21000 block of Bear Valley Road.
Upon arrival, deputies learned a male adult entered the store wearing a black face mask, pointed a handgun at the victim, and demanded the money from the register. The suspect then ordered the victim to enter a back room and shut the door as he exited the front door.
Through investigation, the suspect was identified as convicted felon Darrell Lambert, 53, a resident of Apple Valley, and a search warrant was authored for his residence.
On Monday, December 13, 2021, detectives and deputies from the Apple Valley Station searched Lambert’s residence and located a stolen handgun and the clothing he was wearing during the robbery.
Lambert was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for armed robbery, carrying a stolen firearm, and a felon in possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to appear in the Victorville Superior Court on December 15, 2021 and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Delgado or Detective Arreola at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.To follow updates to this article and more, join our newsgroup on Facebook with over 165,000 members. Like our Facebook page, and Follow us on Instagram and Twitter.
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