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Two Arrested After Stealing a Victim’s Cell Phone at Gunpoint



HESPERIA, CA:(– Two men were arrested after robbing a man for his cell phone at gunpoint Wednesday morning, officials said.

On September 28, 2016, at approximately 10:58 a.m., deputies from the Hesperia Police Department were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery that just occurred in the 10000 block of Locust Street in the City of Hesperia.

Through investigation, it was learned the victim was handing out flyers in the area when a vehicle pulled up, the passenger got out of the vehicle and asked to use the victim’s phone. The victim handed over the phone and suddenly the suspect pulled out a gun. The suspect, still in possession of the phone, got back in the vehicle and fled the area.

Deputies continued checking the area, when a vehicle was located in the area of Main and Maple, matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Deputies stopped the vehicle and detained both suspects later identified as 23-year-old Hector Deloa, a resident of Hesperia and 23-year-old Carlos Magana, a resident of Compton without incident.

The gun, that turned out to be a bb gun, was located in the vehicle and the suspects were positively identified. No one was harmed during this robbery and the victim’s property was recovered and returned.

Both suspects were arrested and booked at HDDC on the following charges: Hector Deloa was booked for PC211- Armed robbery and PC32- Accessory to robbery. Carlos Magana was booked for PC211- Armed robbery.

[box type=”warning” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]The victim was a good witness and provided detailed suspect descriptions and vehicle information. By handing over the phone and not putting up a fight with the suspect, he kept himself from getting hurt and relayed information that ultimately resulted in the arrests of the suspects. Your safety if the most important thing.[/box]

(Photo by Jennica Bridges)

(Photo by Jennica Bridges)