VICTORVILLE – A second suspect was arrested for the attempted robbery of a jewelry store located in the 12200 block of Amargosa Road, officials said. One suspect, identified as 24-year-old Devlin Rhodes was arrested immediately following the Saturday, August 13, 2016, attempted robbery but the second, a 17-year-old male juvenile from Victorville was not taken into custody until Friday, August 19th.
Authorities said that Rhodes was detained by store employees after going into the store at around 3:40 p.m. and attempting to rob them with a gun they later found to be imitation. The employees fought with Rhodes, who put the gun to the chest of one of the employees. After a brief struggle, the employees gained control holding him until deputies arrived.
Rhodes was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for robbery. He is being held on $100,000 bail. Rhodes was also found to be on parole at the time of his arrest. The second suspect, a 17-year-old male was captured on surveillance footage going into the store. As he saw Rhodes struggling, he left the store. He was identified, arrested and booked Juvenile Detention Center for robbery and conspiracy.
Rhodes is due to appear at the Victorville Superior court on Wednesday morning according to court records.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective S. DeMuri at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27436) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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