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Police: Suspect threatens to kill manager during Adelanto robbery

ADELANTO, Calif. ( – Deputies are continuing to search for a man who allegedly brandished a weapon while robbing a Stater Brothers store in Adelanto, officials said.

On Super Bowl Sunday at about 7:30 am, deputies responded to the market located at 14168 US Highway 395 reference a robbery.

According to authorities, the manager of the store reported a white male adult left the store, walking past all available cash registers, without paying for about $150.00 worth of products from the store.

“The manager followed the suspect into the parking lot and when he was about 15 feet away from the suspect, the suspect turned around threatened to kill him and brandished a tomahawk,” described sheriff’s officials in a news release.

Tomahawks were general purpose tools used by Native Americans and European colonials alike, and often employed as a hand-to-hand or a thrown weapon.

The suspect fled from the location on foot and was gone before deputies arrived on scene.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, 25-30 years-old, 5’09”, 150lbs, with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a yellow beanie, green hoodie jacket, and shorts.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Kevin Riberich at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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