3 arrested after Sears in Rancho Cucamonga robbed at gunpoint, officials say
By Mike Cruz
Sheriff’s deputies this week arrested two men suspected of robbing at gunpoint a Sears store in Rancho Cucamonga, as well as a woman who waiting in a getaway vehicle.
Jonathan Pineda Valladares, 27, and Dezron Terrell Daniel, 24, both of Colton, as well as Justine Marie Buerman, 23, of Riverside, were arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release.
Valladares and Daniel have been charged and have pleaded not guilty.
Bail for Valladares has been set at $300,000; bail for Daniel has been set at $150,000; and bail for Buerman has been set at $100,000.
Sheriff’s personnel received a call about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday that two men were taking items from the store, at 8250 Day Creek Blvd., according to the release. A third person was reportedly waiting outside the store in a car.
The suspects drove off and led the responding deputies on a pursuit through city streets, reaching speeds of more than 80 miles per hour and driving on the wrong side of the road, according to the release.
When the car drove into a dirt field and became inoperable, two men ran and jumped over a fence. An Ontario police helicopter helped deputies find the men and take them into the custody.
Buerman was found hiding inside the getaway car, an unreported stolen vehicle from Corona.
While investigating the case, deputies say that Sears employees were threatened during the robbery, and that a gun may have been involved, the release stated. A deputy and police dog, Dare, found a loaded gun using the suspects’ scent. The release does not specify where the gun was found.
Anyone with information about the investigation can contact the WeTip Hotline at 800-78-CRIME (27463) or visit the website at www.wetip.com.