Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Hesperia, Yucaipa, & Riverside County

Man Arrested for Armed Robberies in Hesperia, Yucaipa, & Riverside County

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YUCAIPA, Calif. – An armed robbery suspect responsible for robberies in Hesperia, Yucaipa, Perris, and Thousand Palms.

Joshua Morris, 18, of Redlands, was arrested after numerous robberies in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The suspect, now identified as Joshua Morris, 18, of Redlands was involved in what appears to be a crime spree, including a Nevada carjacking.

On March 10, 2019, Morris allegedly robbed the AM/PM located on the 12700 block of Main Street at around 3:20 a.m. He went into the location, demanded money from the clerk, who complied out of fear for his/her safety. Morris fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The following day, on March 11, 2019, Morris entered the Chevron Gas Station located in the 31400 block of Yucaipa Boulevard in Yucaipa. He asked the clerk for cigarettes, and while distracted, he pulled a semi-automatic handgun from his pocket and demanded money and cigarettes. The clerk complied by giving Morris several packs of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled the scene in a gray Hyundai sedan.

On March 14, 2019, Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Yucaipa, and Hesperia stations contacted the Riverside Sheriff’s Office and learned that Morris was stopped by deputies in a stolen gray Hyundai sedan. He was found to match the description of the suspect involved in the Hesperia, Yucaipa, Perris, and Thousand Palm robberies.

When he was stopped by deputies, he was found to be wearing the same clothing that surveillance footage in Yucaipa captured him wearing. He was also found to be in possession of a semi-automatic handgun. He was arrested for the possession of a stolen vehicle and armed robbery. He was also found to be the carjacking suspect in Nevada.

He is being held in the Riverside County Jail and will be charged in San Bernardino County with various felony charges. Photographs of the suspect are being released. If anyone has information about the activity of Morris before or after the robbery or knows where he resides, please contact detectives at (909)918-2305.

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