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Rite Aid Employee Assaulted by Suspect Stealing Alcohol

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A Rite Aid employee was punched in the face by a suspect stealing alcohol from the business, authorities said.

On June 13, 2017, at about 6:02 PM, a black male adult entered Rite Aid, in the 14600 block of 7th Street, and concealed multiple bottles of alcohol in a backpack.

A Rite Aid Loss Prevention officer attempted to contact the suspect as he exited the business.

When the Loss Prevention Officer identified himself, the suspect charged the officer, punched him in the face, and left the store with the unpaid alcohol. The suspect was last seen leaving the location on a small BMX style bicycle on La Paz Drive.

The suspect is described as a black male adult, 20-26 years old. He is approximately 6’0” tall and 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Raiders cap, bandana, white t-shirt, black shorts, black shoes with white soles, and carrying a two tone brown backpack.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Amanda Diaz, at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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

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