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Barstow Man Arrested for Multiple Energy Drink Thefts, Authorities Seeking Other Victims

Barstow Man Arrested for Multiple Energy Drink Thefts, Authorities Seeking Other Victims

HESPERIA, Ca. – Authorities are attempting to connect any additional robberies or thefts to a recently-arrested energy drink thief.

A Hesperia station deputy noticed a vehicle he believed belonged to a suspect who had three felony arrest warrants on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, just after 6:30 a.m. The vehicle was in the 14700 block of Eucalyptus in the City of Hesperia. The white Kia Optima, with no plates, and a missing gas cover was stopped and the deputy made contact with the occupant Kendale Rafael Hicks, 28, of Barstow. 

Hicks was accused of multiple thefts of energy drinks from Victorville, Hesperia, and Barstow locations since 2017. Hicks was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for Robbery and Retail Theft. He will be arraigned on Thursday at the Victorville Superior Court. 

At this time, Detectives are attempting to locate any additional crimes Hicks may have been involved in. If you have been a victim, please contact Detective J. Laduke or Deputy J. Carty at the Hesperia Station Detective Bureau at (760)947-1500. 

Kendale Rafael Hicks, 28 years old, resident of Barstow

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