Three Attempt to Rob an Apple Valley Liquor Store while Leaving Baby in Vehicle

Three Attempt to Rob an Apple Valley Liquor Store while Leaving Baby in Vehicle

APPLE VALLEY – A Victorville and two Apple Valley men are behind bars after attempting to rob an Apple Valley Liquor Store on Wednesday evening.

At around 6:06 p.m. deputies from the Apple Valley Station deputies were flagged down, The reporting party said  that there were several armed black male adults in a white Cadillac outside of the Grand Liquor Store located at 15355 Rancherias Road in the Town of Apple Valley. Additional deputies and detectives responded to the scene.

When they arrived they located Edward Johnson, 28, of Apple Valley outside of the store in possession of a handgun. Jayquan Crittenden, 28, of Victorville and Phillip Smith, 27, of Apple Valley were inside the store preparing to steal items. All were taken into custody without incident. When the deputies went to clear the suspect vehicle, they found Johnson’s baby inside. All were arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for Child Endangerment, Attempted Robbery and Possession of a Firearm. They are each being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and are scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Friday afternoon.

Child and Family Services was notified of the incident and the baby was returned to the mother. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detectives Dutra and Lopez at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station (760) 240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or the We-Tip website at

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