San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: December 24, 2016/2:40 p.m.


LOCATION: 2100 W. Needles Highway, Needles

SUSPECT(S): Unknown Suspects

VICTIM(S): Colorado River Market


 On Saturday, December 24, 2016, at approximately 2:40 p.m., two suspects entered the Colorado River Market. Suspect #2 walked over to the beer isle and selected a 30 pack of Budweiser beer and a 12 pack of Coors Light and exited the store without paying. Suspect #1 walked up to the cashier and requested a bottle of Vodka from behind the counter. When the cashier was holding the bottle suspect, #1 grabbed the bottle from her grasp and fled the store. Both suspects got into a green colored four-door sedan and fled Westbound on Needles Hwy. The cashier followed the suspects outside the store and stated there were two females inside the vehicle the suspects entered. The suspects are identified as white male adults in the mid-thirties. Suspect #1 was wearing, and red Santa hat and suspect #2 was wearing a black beanie.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Deputy Ron Goble

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 211601281

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700