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Victorville Man Arrested for Robbery of Restaurant

VICTORVILLE-(  A 41-year-old Victorville man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an April 9th burglary. The burglary occurred at a restaurant in the 14900 block of 7th Street in Victorville. Authorities said that the restaurant was closed for the day when some type of rock was thrown through the glass allowing the suspect to enter.

When inside, the suspect, now identified as Lauren Anthony Gratiano  took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the location. Deputies obtained surveillance footage from the business leading to a suspect description.

Deputies made contact with Gratiano, who was on parole and fit the description on Wednesday afternoon. Suspect Gratiano was taken to the Victorville Police Station, where he was interviewed regarding the burglary.

Gratiano was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for burglary. He is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Friday, April 15th for an arraignment hearing.

Authorities believe that Gratiano may also be linked to several other area burglaries in both Victorville and neighboring cities.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Mike Mason 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 (27436) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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