VICTORVILLE -- On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at approximately 4:35 p.m., deputies responded to a robbery that occurred near Forrest Avenue and Del Rey Drive. The juvenile victim was walking on Forrest Avenue when the suspect exited a vehicle, approached the victim, and struck him multiple times in the head, knocking him to the ground. The suspect attempted to kick the victim while additional suspects held the victim down. The suspects took the victim’s shoes and fled in their vehicle. The victim sustained an injury to his eye and received medical treatment at the scene.

Deputies located the primary suspect at his school, and arrested him for felony strong arm robbery. The suspect was booked into custody at the High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center. Deputies are conducting further investigation to identify the additional involved parties.