DATE/TIME: July 9, 2019 / 11:05am and 12:36pm
LOCATION: 13200 block of Arvila Drive, Victorville
11700 block of Nyack Road, Victorville
SUSPECT: Demarion Xavier Smith, 20-year old Apple Valley
Unknown black male
On July 9, 2019, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to two separate robbery calls with similar circumstances. The first incident reported at 11:05 am, occurred on Arvila Drive. The second incident reported at 12:36 pm, occurred on Nyack Road. The victims both advertised shoes for sale on the “Offer Up” app and agreed to have the interested buyer come to their homes to make the purchase. In both cases, the suspects arrived in a silver BMW. They grabbed the shoes out of the hands of the sellers and fled.
Through investigation, deputies discovered one of the suspects was Demarion Xavier Smith of Apple Valley. On July 10, 2019, the silver BMW was spotted by deputies traveling on Amargosa Road near Palmdale Road. A traffic stop was conducted, and Demarion Smith was taken into custody without incident. Smith was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for robbery.
The second suspect has not yet been identified, and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy J. Aria at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations
Station: Victorville Police Department
Case #: 171905937
Phone No. (760) 241-2911
JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department