VICTORVILLE, Ca.- A Victorville transient was arrested for threatening to stab a female transient with a machete, authorities said.
At around 6:55 p.m., on Tuesday, October 3, 2019, deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery in the desert area closest to Cottonwood and Pahute Avenues in the City of Victorville. They learned that Sidney Jackson, 55, was involved in a conversation with the 39-year-old female victim, when he became upset. He pulled a machete from a sheath and threatened to kill the victim. Before leaving he grabbed her handbag and fled into the desert to his encampment.
Jackson was located a short time later in the encampment and was learned to be in possession of the stolen handbag and the machete.
During a search of the suspect and his encampment, deputies also located a firearm, ammunition, and suspected methamphetamine. The suspect is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition. He was booked into jail for robbery, carrying a dirk or dagger, threatening a crime with intent to terrorize, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance while armed.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy M. Martinez at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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