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Taxi driver robbed at gunpoint for $20 in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A taxi driver in Victorville was robbed at gunpoint for about $20 Thursday night, officials said.

It happened at about 8:11 pm, in the 16700 block of Sunhill Drive in Victorville.

Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Jodi Miller told Victor Valley News deputies responded to the area following the report of a robbery that had just occurred.

Deputies contacted the male victim who advised them he responded to the area for a taxi call.

“While seated in his car he was approached by a black male adult who brandished a handgun. The victim gave the suspect approximately $20.00 and the suspect fled the area running towards the desert,” stated Miller.

Deputies searched the surrounding area for the suspect including a sheriff’s aviation helicopter.

“No further description of the suspect and no suspect was located in the area,” said Bachman.

The Victorville Police Department is handling the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call (760)241-2911.

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