Five arrested for robbery, witness intimidation

Palmdale robberyLANCASTER – Five suspects were arrested Wednesday for their involvement in the beating, “pistol whipping” and robbery of a victim, whom they thought was a witness in a pending felony case, authorities said.

The following is the press release from the Lancaster Sheriff Station:

At approximately 10 p.m. on Tuesday October 15, Lancaster deputies responded to the area of 5th Street East and Avenue I regarding a robbery call. When deputies arrived, they contacted two male adult victims.

It was determined that an assault and robbery had occurred by a group of unknown adults. One victim was punched, kicked and “pistol-whipped”. The injured victim had personal property taken and was believed to be targeted based on his perceived involvement as a witness in a pending felony case.

The investigation was led by the Lancaster Robbery Suppression Team. Through investigative techniques, a search warrant was obtained and served at a residence in the 500 block of East Jackman Avenue on Wednesday morning (Oct. 16).

After further investigation at the location, five suspects were arrested due to their involvement in the incident.

Arrested were:

  •  Antonio Hubbard, 21, of Bellflower
  • Travion Hubbard, 20, of Lynwood
  • Weldon Spurling, 28, of Long Beach
  • Monique Spirlin, 19, of Lancaster
  • Robert McNab, 29, of Long Beach.

All five were booked for robbery, witness Intimidation, and additional parole or probation violations.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Station Robbery Suppression Team at 661-948-8466.

  6 comments for “Five arrested for robbery, witness intimidation

  1. Michael
    October 21, 2013 at 12:18 am

    It will only get worse!! the Sheriff’s hands keep getting tied due the criminals claiming racial profiling, It’s not profiling if you are committing the crimes, last jail tour I took there were 80% of color (not Just Black before someone says something stupid) you are going tell me they are all innocent? Somehow i just do not believe that.

  2. Michelle
    October 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Come to my house to rob or intimidate…leave with a sharp stick in your eye. I don’t care where they come from, these creatures must be stamped out for the rest of us to live peaceful, meaningful lives.

  3. Take the AV Back!!
    October 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    By looking at their Facebook profiles, they look like a lovely bunch of individuals! {Seriously depressed over what has become the Antelope Valley!!}

    • Matt K
      October 18, 2013 at 12:21 am

      except one from Lancaster, none of the others were from the AV!!!! get “depressed” over something more worthwhile!

      • Bob
        October 18, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        Hey Matt! Get a clue! This crime and many more like them happen on a daily basis here in the good old AV. Doesn’t matter if you are from here or not. AV=ANOTHER VICTIM!

  4. Dave
    October 17, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Well done job Lancaster Sherriff Deputies,With out our great Deputies, this town would turn into a war zone,So thanks for all your help for putting the trash where it belongs in the slammer.

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