VICTORVILLE – Two young Victorville men were arrested for robbery on Thursday. Just before 6:40 p.m. a 21-year-old Victorville man was sitting in his vehicle at an apartment complex in the 14900 block of Ritter Street in the City of Victorville. Two male suspects, later identified as Diante Danon Gibson, 22, and Michael Latroy Jones, 21, approached his vehicle.
Gibson pointed a handgun at the vehicle while demanding that he rolled down the passenger window of his car. The victim, complied with the request. Jones grabbed a duffel bag from the front seat of the vehicle and stole some property from it. “The victim attempted to get his property back from the suspects, at which time Gibson demanded the victim to leave the complex and fired the gun into the air and once towards the victim’s head,” said Victorville Sheriff’s Station Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “The victim was not hit or injured and drove away from the location.”
A Victorville Station deputy arrived at the location and found Gibson and Jones inside an apartment. Both were detained and booked into the High Desert Detention Center, Gibson for robbery. Both suspects appeared in court on Tuesday via jail video pleading not guilty. Both Gibson and Jones are scheduled to return to court on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Meanwhile, Gibson is being held in lieu of $1 million bail and Jones is being held on $100,000 bail.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact 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 (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
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