Morongo Basin Deputies Seeking Public’s Help to Identify Machete Wielding Robber

29 Palms – A machete-wielding suspect is at large following a robbery at the Castaneda’s restaurant in 29 Palms.

At around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016, deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery in the 73000 block of Sun Valley Drive. The suspect, who was armed with a machete walked into the restaurant and behind the front counter.

While in the restaurant, he stole an undisclosed amount of case. No injuries were reported as a result of incident, but detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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