Adelanto deputies search for tomahawk-wielding Stater Bros. robber
By Gail Wesson
Deputies are searching for a man who pulled out a tomahawk and threatened to kill a Stater Bros. manager who was trying to stop him from stealing groceries Sunday morning in Adelanto.
The suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, with a shaved head. He was wearing a yellow beanie, green hoodie jacket and shorts, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Just before 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the suspect left the Stater Bros. in the 14100 block of Highway 395 without paying for about $150 in merchandise, sheriff’s officials said.
The store manager followed him into the parking lot, and when the manager got to within about 15 feet of the suspect, the man turned around brandished a tomahawk, the release stated. He ran away before deputies arrived.
Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Kevin Riberich at the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-552-6800. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may contact WeTip at 800-782-7463 or www.wetip.com.