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Victorville man arrested in connection to 22 armed robberies

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Carlos Alberto Gutierrez, a 38-year old Victorville resident, has been arrested in connection to 22 armed robberies that occurred over several jurisdictions, officials said.

Detectives from Victorville Police Department, Colton Police Department, Pomona Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff, and Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms coordinated investigative efforts related to approximately 22 armed robberies that occurred between late 2018 and early January 2020.

According to a news release, the robberies spanned several law enforcement jurisdictions in San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, and included the cities of Victorville, Colton, Upland, Rowland Heights, Glendora, San Dimas, and Pomona.

“During the commission of the robberies, the suspect wore Nike Air Jordan apparel and used a knife to rob the businesses. After months of coordinated investigation, surveillance, and several search warrants, detectives identified the suspect as Carlos Alberto Gutierrez.

On March 11, 2020, detectives served a search warrant at Gutierrez’s Victorville residence and found evidence tying Gutierrez to the robberies. Gutierrez was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for robbery and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective R. Hoag at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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