Adelanto and Riverside Man Arrested for Robbing Victim of $7500

Adelanto and Riverside Man Arrested for Robbing Victim of $7500

ADELANTO – A man was robbed at gunpoint of $7500 at the Ball Park Storage in the City of Adelanto on Wednesday morning. At around 10:22 a.m. deputies from the Victor Valley Station were dispatched to the storage facility for a robbery in progress.

When deputies arrived they learned that the victim had just withdrew over $7500 from Bank of America and carried the funds in a money bag. The victim went from the bank to pay a bill at Ballpark Storage located at 16488 Adelanto Road in the City of Adelanto. The man parked at the storage facility parking, exited his vehicle and a gray Scion TC with red paper dealer plates immediately parked in front of the victim’s vehicle, boxing him in. “A black male adult, later identified as Mychal Payne, exited the passenger door of the vehicle and approached the victim,” Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station officials said.  “Payne pointed a black handgun at the victim and told him to give him the money bag or he would shoot him. Payne took the money bag and fled the scene in the gray Scion TC with another black male adult.”

The suspect vehicle was located and Payne, 27, of Riverside and Ricky Stinson, 27, of Adelanto fled on foot away from the vehicle. Deputies attempted to arrest Payne, but he resisted causing the deputy to have to deploy the Taser on him. He was arrested without further incident. He was found to be in possession of all but around $50 of the stolen cash authorities said. Stinson was identified by the victim and witness as the second suspect. A black .380 Ruger LCP handgun was found in the suspect vehicle. The firearm was found to be stolen from the City of Torrance.

All of the victim’s property including bank documents and other personal belongings were returned to him.

Mychal Payne and Ricky Stinson were booked at the High Desert Detention Center. Mychal Payne is being held without bail on a parole hold. Ricky Stinson is being held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy David Moore at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6801. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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  • Ballpark Storage: Google maps