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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