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DATE/TIME: October 8, 2019 / 6:55pm

INCIDENT: Robbery, Carrying a Concealed Dirk or Dagger, Threatening Crime with Intent to Terrorize, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Possession of a Controlled Substance While Armed

LOCATION: Desert area near Cottonwood and Pahute Avenues, Victorville

SUSPECT: Sidney Jackson, 55-year old transient

VICTIM: 38-year old female, transient

SUMMARY: On October 8, 2019, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to an armed robbery in the desert area, near Cottonwood Avenue and Pahute Avenue.

The suspect, Sidney Jackson, was upset about a conversation he was having with the female victim. The suspect pulled a machete from a sheath he was carrying and threatened to kill the victim. He took the victim’s handbag and fled to an encampment in the desert, where he was living.

Deputies located the suspect at the encampment. They found the stolen handbag and machete used in the crime. During a search of the suspect and his encampment, deputies also located a firearm, ammunition, and suspected methamphetamine. The suspect is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Jackson was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for robbery, carrying a dirk or dagger, threatening a crime with intent to terrorize, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance while armed.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy M. Martinez 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 information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171909060

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department