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DATE/TIME: September 20, 2018 / 3:09pm

INCIDENT: Robbery, Kidnapping, Child Cruelty, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Evading a Police Officer with Disregard for Safety

LOCATION: 14600 block of 7th Street, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Lamar Griffin, 20-year old Victorville transient
Darrell Muhammed-Knight, 20-year old Ontario resident

VICTIM(S): Caleb Jewelers
Confidential, 17-year old female

SUMMARY: On September 20, 2018, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to a robbery at Caleb Jewelers, in the 14600 block of 7th Street. The reporting party told Sheriff’s Dispatch two unknown males stole a watch and fled from the store.

Deputy D. Hoffman spotted the suspects in a Nissan Sentra on Mojave Drive, entering south bound Interstate 15. Hoffman attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver, Lamar Griffin, did not yield. Griffin lead deputies on a lengthy pursuit over surface streets and the freeway. Griffin exited the freeway at University Parkway, in San Bernardino. He rear-ended a Toyota 4Runner at the intersection of Kendall Drive and University Parkway, where he and the other suspect, Darrell Muhammed-Knight, fled on foot. Within minutes, they were apprehended by deputies and taken into custody.

A 17-year old female was in the Nissan with the suspects. During the investigation, deputies discovered she was unaware of the suspects intentions when she accepted a ride from them. After the robbery, she asked the pair several times to let her out of the car and they refused.

A record check of the Nissan, revealed it had been stolen on July 30, 2018, in Highland.

Lamar Griffin was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for Robbery, Kidnapping, Child Cruelty, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Evading a Police Officer with Disregard for Safety, and Violating Parole. Darrell Muhammed-Knight was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for Robbery, Kidnapping, and Child Cruelty.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. 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 www.wetip.com.

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171810579, 171810580, 171810581, 171810583

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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