Victorville Sprint Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Victorville Sprint Store Robbed at Gunpoint

VICTORVILLE – Authorities are investigating an armed robbery at the Sprint Store in the City of Victorville Thursday night.

Deputies from the Victorville Station responded to the Sprint Store located at 14190 Bear Valley Road near Dunia Road just after 8:00 p.m. The reporting party told dispatchers that two black men, both with a dark complexion came into the store wearing bandanas covering their faces. Both suspects were armed with handguns and were wearing hooded jackets, one gray and the other of an unknown color. The suspects demanded that all employees put their heads down during the robbery where they reportedly took at least four new phones and the reporting parties Samsung Galaxy S7 phone.

The reporting party was unaware if anything else was taken by the suspects since all employees complied by putting their heads down. Both subjects ran out of the store and fled on foot through the parking lot. Mall security and surrounding businesses were alerted by deputies of the suspects descriptions. One of the suspects was reported to be carrying a black backpack or duffle bag at the time of the robbery.

Two Hispanic men were detained on the north side of the Walmart store located on Amargosa Road just south of Bear Valley Road. Both were released after the Sprint Store employees verified that the suspects were both darker complected black men and could not have been Hispanic.

The Sprint Store management arrived at the scene to provide surveillance footage to the deputies. Deputies believe that the two suspects may have been the same two suspects who were involved in an armed robbery at a Rancho Cucamonga AT&T Store earlier in the day. Photos from the Rancho Cucamonga robbery were sent over to deputies via text message. The suspects involved in the Rancho Cucamonga AT&T robbery were driving a black Kia Optima with CarMax paper plates.

No suspects have been positively identified at this time, the incident remains under investigation. Information will be updated as it is received.

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