VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Victorville Police released footage of a suspect who used a large machete to injure a security guard during a robbery here 6 months ago at a Food 4 Less.
Authorities did not indicate whether the suspect is wanted in connection to the two recent random machete attacks in Victorville, but they are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect and his accomplices.
On March 12, 2018, at about 10: 43 pm, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a robbery call at Food 4 Less on the 14700 block of La Paz Drive in Victorville.
“Two unidentified males and an unidentified female loaded unpaid merchandise into a shopping cart. Without paying for the merchandise, they began to exit the store. A security guard requested their receipt and one of the males removed a machete from his shorts,” police say.
“The guard was struck in the hand when the male stepped toward him and swung the machete in his direction. He suffered a laceration to his hand as a result,” stated police.
The three suspects remain at large. Suspect #1 was described as a black male, approximately 25-years old, 5’10” tall, with a black afro. Suspect #2 was described as a Hispanic female, approximately 5’4” tall, with dark shoulder length hair. Suspect #3 was described as a Hispanic or black male adult.
On August 27 and Sept 1, a suspect used a machete styled weapon during two separate robberies after ambushing his victims as they arrived home. The Sept 1 incident occurred less than 3-miles from the March 12 robbery.
The suspect in those robberies was described as a black male, between the ages of 16-24, 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall with a very thin build. He has not been captured.
Detectives have obtained and are releasing video footage of the incident. Anyone with information about this investigation or the identity of the suspects is asked to contact Detective S. Nobles 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 information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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