Yucca Valley Payless Shoe Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Yucca Valley Payless Shoe Store Robbed at Gunpoint

YUCCA VALLEY – A Yucca Valley Payless Store was robbed at gunpoint on Monday evening authorities said. On Monday evening at around 6:35 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the store located at 57990 Twentynine Palms Highway for the report of a robbery. When they arrived they learned that the White male suspect demanded cash from both the register ad safe.

The cashier gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash, and the suspect left the store with the cash and a pair of basketball shoes. An extensive search was conducted both on ground and by helicopter, but the suspect was not found. The suspect is described as; 40-50-years-old, 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a tan camping hat, Hawaiian style yellow and orange button up shirt (Tommy Bahama style), khaki style pants, and wearing a black backpack.

 Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

UPDATE: ( 6-6-17 )

During the investigation, Tony Tupper was identified as a suspect in the robbery and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On June 1, 2017, deputies identified Tupper’s vehicle at a residence in the 5000 block of Elata Ave in Yucca Valley. Deputies contacted Tupper at the location and he was taken into custody. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and additional evidence related to the robbery was located.
Tony Tupper was booked at West Valley Detention Center for PC 211, Robbery and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.

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