Video surveillance obtained at the scene depicted a white male adult, 50-55 years of age, carrying a clipboard with a lanyard around his neck. It appeared the suspect was posing as a contractor. The suspect forced entry through the front door of the home located on the 13000 block of Amargosa Road in Victorville. The suspect was seen leaving the residence in a blue Ford truck.
Through investigation detectives from the Victorville Police Department identified the suspect as 52-year-old Victorville resident Rich Allen Vance.
On December 11, 2015, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station arrested Rich Vance for a residential burglary that occurred on Tioga Street in Oak Hills. He was also identified as the suspect in a residential robbery that occurred on December 10th.
Vance was booked in the High Desert Detention Center and was listed as a transient.
On December 27, 2015, deputies from the Victorville Police Department developed information that Rich Vance had a residence located on the 16500 block of Stoddard Wells Road in Victorville. A search warrant was served and most of the victim’s property was located, including her cherished Wayne Gretzky Jersey.
According to court records, Vance was in court on December 16th for arraignment and he denied all charges. He appeared in court on Monday, December 28th for a pre-preliminary hearing where the defense requested and was granted a continuance per court records. He remains in custody at the West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bail. He is due to appear in court on January 25th, 2016.