VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Authorities are searching for a trio who brandished a handgun at employees during an attempted robbery here Tuesday.
It happened at about 12:40 pm, on July 17, 2018, at the Home Depot in the 15400 block of Roy Rogers Drive in Victorville.
Deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to the business after receiving reports of an attempted armed robbery, that had just occurred.
“Store employees confronted a male and two females as they were exiting the business, after noticing one of the females was carrying merchandise that had not been paid for. The man brandished a handgun at the employees as the female dropped the merchandise and all three left the store,” stated Victorville Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.
According to Rodriguez, the suspects got into a newer model black Jeep, possibly a Cherokee, with yellow paper dealer plates and were last seen heading westbound on Roy Rogers Drive.
An extensive area check was conducted but the suspects and vehicle were not located.
The male suspect was described as a black male adult, approximately 6’00” tall with a thin build. He had a long, afro type hairdo pulled back into a ponytail and was last seen wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt and black basketball shorts. The female suspects were described as black female adults, heavy build, one wearing a red and grey shirt and blue jeans, the other wearing a blue shirt. It is believed two more black male adults were in the Jeep.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy A. Acosta at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 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 information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.