Help detectives identify robbery suspects

(Images courtesy LASD)

(Images courtesy LASD)

PALMDALE  — Do you recognize the individuals in these surveillance images? If so, Palmdale detectives would like to hear from you.

The individuals in these images are three of five suspects who allegedly beat and robbed a teenager at a local 7-Eleven early Monday morning, according to Palmdale Community Relations deputy Jodi Wolfe.

The incident happened around 1:10 a.m., July 29, at the 7-Eleven in the 700 Block of East Palmdale Boulevard in Palmdale.

According to a Palmdale Sheriff’s Station press release:

At approximately 1:10 a.m., the victim, a 19-year-old male Hispanic, exited the 7-Eleven store and began to ride away on his bicycle, when one of the five suspects standing outside of the location asked the victim to use his cell phone.

The victim turned his bike around to allow the suspect to use his phone. At that time, one of the other suspects walked up behind him and punched him in the neck, causing the victim to become unconscious and fall to the ground. The suspect took the victim’s bicycle and hat, and all five suspects ran eastbound from the location.

The victim was transported to the hospital.

The suspects in this incident are described as [black males], between the ages of 16 to 28. All five suspects are described as being between 5’03” and 5’06” and weighing between 140 to 160 pounds.

Anyone with information related to the identity of these suspects is encouraged to contact Detective Bartlett at 661-272-2446. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

  67 comments for “Help detectives identify robbery suspects

  1. crazy kid
    August 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm


  2. missy
    August 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Tell the thugs to come to Arizona so Sheriff Joe can put them in tent city.

  3. Pdale Resident
    August 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

    These are the same guys who tried to rob me and my boyfriend out side of littlle Cesars where the shoe warehouse is at! They followed us back to our car and surrounded us but luckily my boyfriend is a baseball player and always has his gloves and bats with him and after seeing that they back away but it was a very scary situation. They’re about 7 of them and only me and my boyfriend alone. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!

  4. walaaMateen
    August 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    there are a ton of crimes committed daily here in the AV. but we souldnt make it a race issue because i watch my back for whites just as well as black. its easy to stand for hatered, much harder to syand for peace. you dont need war to have peace. you need meantal reform. istead of war on terrorism, we need a war on meantal reform in this country. end racism, end illiegal allien discrimination, end poverty for the middle/lower class
    end the rein of the 1% who manipulate the 99% with a ion of political tricks and phony scandals on both sides they need a party for the people!

  5. rome
    August 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    The kid on the left doesn’t really look like the ‘type’ to do something like this on his own accord. Unfortunately, most of these kids have no positive male role model at home to guide them and they end up looking up to the ‘tough guy’ types like the other two guys. Most of the time, it’s their big brother or cousin or something like that. It’s a vicious system of the blind leading the blind with little hope for their futures.

    • August 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Oh i totally agree – hes the one who is new to the group.. he is just now learning how violence is cool.. he is learning that violence = respect.. he wants to impress his new buddies and be “hard core” like they are.. he sees how attacking some innocent person on a bike will make them respect him more.. so he ran away from the scene with them, and they all had a good laugh afterward.. but next time, HE will be the one who attacks the victim.. so HE gets the credit… and can be a big shot among his new buddies.

      in their world, crime and assaults are cool, as long as they can get away with it.

      • rome
        August 5, 2013 at 1:27 am

        That’s why these young men need better role models to better define ‘cool’. You can tell by the skinny jeans he is clueless in that department (lol). I think it may come to terms closer to ‘us against them’ and it all depends on who he may identify with as ‘us’ or ‘them’. It still isn’t clear how innocent this victim was. It is not inconceivable that he may have said something stupid or otherwise provoked the incident. Just seems strange that a person would turn around to let anyone from any group of people use a phone so late at night.

  6. Wp
    August 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I go to that 711 every night i wish these low life punks would try to rob me. I hope they are locked up for life when they are caught and that will be soon.

  7. sikntired
    August 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Drug deal gone bad.

    • Do
      August 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      Drug deal ? He got robbed you [removed]!

      • sikntired
        August 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

        Let’s see, 1 a.m.,7 th st east, 7-11,hmmm.Yeah, he probly ran out to get his mom some ice cream.

        • sammy p
          August 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm

          it IS possible – You think the victim would tell the truth if he WAS there to buy drugs? But its also possible he was just gettin some alcohol with just an hour left before they stop selling it.

          • sikntired
            August 4, 2013 at 5:36 pm

            O.K,he’s 19,can’t buy alcohol, also breaking curfew.Why, if you started to ride away, would you go back and let someone you don’t know use your cell phone?Already had a head start on them.Something doesn’t add up.

        • Johnny Trece
          August 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

          There’s insufficient evidence that would lead to that as a fact.

          • August 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

            oops – didn’t notice the article showed his age…

            notice how it says “he began to ride away on his bicycle”? he might have been right in the mix of all 5 of them and felt intimidated and felt he had no choice but to stop, had he tried to pedal away he would have:
            A. looked and felt like a scared punk, and since a person on foot can easily overtake someone on a bike when they first start riding, this action could have likely caused:
            B. He may have been attacked and robbed anyhow, even if he did try and ride away.

            Think about it: You exit 7/11 and get on your bike and next thing you know, you are in the mix of 5 young black males, one of which is asking you to use a phone, and in an instant, you think to yourself “uh-oh… this could be bad” but you only have an instant to make a decision, and so you roll the dice and hope the use of your phone is all they want.. the other option would have been saying” sorry bro” and pedal faster.. and hope you can get away.

            He may have had no good options that night.

        • sikntired
          August 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm

          O.K.,I see your point.

        • d
          August 5, 2013 at 3:09 am

          My kids break curfew to go next door to a 7/11 type store all the time. Its literally next door and btw they’re teenagers (not lil kids).. but I don’t see anything wrong with going to get a late snack, etc wrong in the way of breaking the law with curfew. Live in real life.not what is fantasy life where everyone always obeys minor laws

          • sikntired
            August 5, 2013 at 1:55 pm

            Say what?

  8. Johnny Trece
    August 3, 2013 at 1:05 am

    These people are authentic cowards. Individually, none of them would have done anything at all. It takes being within a group to have the courage to take advantage of one man. YOU COWARDS!!!

  9. Sarah
    August 3, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I have to say; first not all “criminals” are animals BUT their actions are animalistic by far! For those constantly saying how police only profile people of color ..get over yourselves! Its getting old. I am a white female that is regularly “profiled”, pulled over, etc though I am law abiding every time. Have any of you stopped to put yourselves in the sheriff’s position? Believe me, it is annoying to have to stop my day to be bothered by police..but on the other hand, I sure am grateful when they’re there to help me. Quit calling racism over everything and learn to simply understand life rather than complain. What if those punks robbed you? You’d be telling a different story.

  10. Dave
    August 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    This town of Palmdale ca,and Lancaster Ca use to be a great town till they started,to dump all the trash in our town,Time to move.

  11. nochoirboy
    August 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Can you just imagine how it would feel to work the night shift in a 24hr store like this? Sales should be conducted thru a small bullet proof window. Don’t like it? Go elsewhere.

    • Mitch
      August 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      That’s why 7-Elevens are often referred to as “7-Two Elevens”. Penal Code number for armed robbery is 211. If located in an iffy part of town, and open 24/7, chances are you’ll get robbed by the local denizens.

  12. Curious
    August 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    If the 19yr old victim is Jesse, why does he have a disabled parking permit. He is a skateboarder…They don’t look disable to me,

      August 3, 2013 at 9:22 am


    • August 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Jesse is not 19 and he is a disabled skater. How do you know Jesse has a disabled placard?

      • Curious
        August 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        He said he had to go to DMV getting a new one so he could park close to the events he skates in so he doesn’t have to feed the meter. Other that that, figure it out.

        • Curious
          August 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

          maybe a different Jesse. wa wa

  13. Trry
    August 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Its appalling that the only reason why this was posted was to help identify the suspects. I’m pretty sure things like this do not happen as often as most people seem to be claiming. SO when people are implying that the AV is being “invaded”, well by who? I would like a detailed description of who is exactly making your habitat so hostile that you feel to call them scumbags and animals. Please someone with a true definition and not a string of slander thank you.

    • bleh
      August 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      I’m guessing people that assault you and take your stuff? Maybe those?

      August 3, 2013 at 9:25 am


    • DrinkYourKoolAid
      August 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      “Its appalling that the only reason why this was posted was to help identify the suspects.”

      What is appalling about getting the community to help identify people who are suspected of committing a crime?

      Based on your defensive response, I am guessing that you might know one or more of these people pictured…

      That, OR… You, your family, and your neighbors have been fortunate enough to not have been victimized.

    • Nancy P
      August 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      A picture is worth a thousand words. See the pictures in the article and you come up with a description. When pictures are provided, why is it necessary for someone else to describe who they feel threatened by? Different story? Different picture… or are you asking someone to profile and generalize? In that case, I would say it was the person who gave me the “oh oh feeling”.

  14. interested
    August 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

    They look just like all the other scumbags invading the AV.

  15. Notagain
    August 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I agree! 

  16. sickofitall
    August 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Welcome to the Antelope Valley! This place is going downhill and its time to move! Definitely not a place to raise your kids anymore!

  17. granny m
    August 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    The pictures are as clear as day,should not be any problem aprehending these dummies,unless their parents ship them out of town.some one knows who they are turn them in annonimously.

  18. Db
    August 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Keep me posted on this story…most likely once they are caught their initial crime will go from a felony to a misdemeanor and then they will get at the most some kind of probation (no real jail time) and maybe some restitution which the victim will be lucky if he ever collects one penny…once probation is over they are cleared…there is no real justice or punishment for crime anymore it’s just a revolving courtroom door keeping all the judges, lawyers, clerks, and law enforcement employed.

  19. Palmdale_Steve
    August 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Clearly choir boys who got lost on the way to a singing engagement @ 1:10 in the morning.

    I’m waiting for these fine fellows to be identified and their relatives to show up defending their actions.

    • bleh
      August 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      LOL!!!!!! Cracking up right now. haha

  20. miffed American
    August 1, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    This is sickening and appalling. These are vile and evil individuals who need to be caged like the animals they are. This was premeditated and as such they were lying in wait and therefore, they should be toasted permanently.

    • Up2here
      August 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      This whole valley is full of scum like this. All stores need armed security guards. I’d gladly pay more to know I’m protected.

      • bleh
        August 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

        Whether you’re white, brown, black, green, pink, whatever, if you look a thug , you’ll get questioned for sure….especially is you’re running off like a spooked cat past 1 a.m. LOL

    • Trry
      August 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Animals?? A little harsh, i understand that they did something wrong. But to disrespect and call people animals referring to them as mentally inferior is pretty harsh. With your logic does everyone that commits a crime abouve a minor offense an “animal” that deserves to be locked in cage? Just curious

      • bleh
        August 2, 2013 at 12:04 pm

        how about savage? does that work? I wouldn’t know how else to describe a person who goes out of their way to knock someone unconscious and rob them. And some animals tend can attack in groups … like these guys. (shrugs)

        • bleh
          August 2, 2013 at 12:11 pm

          tend to* or can* lol

    August 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm


  22. bleh
    August 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    But then deputies get the blame for “profiling” when someone looks suspicious … hmmm.

    • dc
      August 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      I can not agree more, is hard not to profile someone especially if they look crazy like those guys, and skin color has nothing to do with it because even if a white person or Hispanic looks like that I would totally feel a little suspicious.

    • Trry
      August 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

      profiling is not off suspicion, its pure physical features, people dont like profiling because the cops are given pictures of people who commit crime and said that they look like this. In reality there is not clear face of who can commit a crime which makes profiling inaccurate. This has to do with skin color, whether or not people like to admit it. Black people have negative stereotypes left and right, seeing a picture like this reinforces those rather you realize it or not. I’m not saying people are being racist or stereotyping. But it is definitely something that needs to be addressed with he individual its not something that disappears after watching roots. Stereotypes are used by everyone, we just need to work on ourselves.

      • bleh
        August 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm

        That’s true. Although it’ll be kind off tough to address an observation such as yours to someone who is running off after an assault. The saddest part is when they get locked up, released and they do it again. Never ending cycle, what can the community do? I’m aware that stereotypes are not 100% but they sprout up like weeds because people create them … and if you’re depicting yourself that way, good luck getting treated with respect, by people in the community and law enforcement. Kinda sad but true

  23. mick
    August 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Welcome to a world where no good deed goes unpunished.

  24. sikntired
    August 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    LOL, did anyone say smile for the camera?

  25. Marilyn
    August 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    How is the victim doing?

  26. TruthBeTold
    August 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Omg!! The victim turned his bike around to allow the suspect to use his phone. At that time, one of the other suspects walked up behind him and punched him in the neck!
    What! He was gonna let them use his phone and they do that to him!?!? Heartless punks!! That’s what we have running the streets in our valley! Then these same thugs cry racism when they get caught!! Hope they catch these no good fools!

    • dc
      August 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      “Then these same thugs cry racism when they get caught!! Hope they catch these no good fools!” That’s so true

  27. J (@chron13)
    August 1, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    It’s scum like this that everyone should have a concealed carry permit.

    • Judi Barth
      August 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm


      • Desertmom
        August 1, 2013 at 4:32 pm


        • Up2here
          August 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm


          • Lisa
            August 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

            We can’t rely on the sheriffs dept or city/county leaders to help. We responsible citizens must arm ourselves & defend our selves, our families & friends. Justice for Trayvon they cry? BS! Justice for the GOOD , hardworking, law abiding citizens of America! STAND YOUR GROUND FOLKS!!

    • kat
      August 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      i totally agree..

  28. Letlow
    August 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    These are pretty clear photos. Should be able to put away these three quickly and then they’ll no doubt roll on the other two. I hope the bicycle and hat was well worth it… DAMN SHAME!

  29. Mr. Mister
    August 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Man, the violence has got to stop! I don’t condone stealing in any form or fashion, but having said that, if you must steal, don’t steal from everyday people, steal from coporations. You’d just be taking back what they are stealing.

    • Had it up to HERE
      August 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      What an idiotic comment! Steal from a major retailer and prices go up meaning those of us who actually pay for things pay more. And don’t forget those same horrid companies giving people jobs. Unless they’re run out of our state by the unfriendly business environment.

  30. aa
    August 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm


    • mint-n-chip
      August 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I agree….LOSERS!! What low lifes!
      Someone knows who these losers are. Do the right thing…say something.

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