PALMDALE – Five juveniles, between 14 and 16-years-old, were busted Thursday morning for committing several street robberies in east Palmdale over the past several months. Authorities also recovered a portion of the stolen items and gang paraphernalia.
The following is the press report from the Palmdale Station:
On Thursday [Dec. 13], the Sheriff Department’s Safe Streets Bureau served five search warrants in the east Palmdale area in an effort to solve several street robberies near Dominic Massari Park, [in the area of 50th Street East and Avenue R.]
During the searches, evidence was recovered leading investigators to believe involvement in the robberies was by five juveniles.
The locations were searched by teams from both Palmdale and Lancaster station deputies and detectives from the Safe Streets Bureau.
The individuals detained were surveilled by detectives for a period of time, prior to the service of the warrants.
The five to six street robberies, which occurred over the past several months, were mostly carried out through force or fear. At least one of the victims indicated a gun was used in the commission of the crime.
During the searches, no guns were recovered, but live ammunition and several replica guns were discovered. Also recovered was at least a portion of the stolen items and gang paraphernalia.
The names of those arrested were not released due to their juvenile status. The investigation is continuing to determine if others may have also been involved in the robberies. The five Juveniles range from ages 14 to 16 and are being charged with robbery and attempted robbery.
All five juveniles were transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.