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Robber grabs cash from man at ATM in Adelanto

February 3, 2010 12:31:23 AM PST
A 20-year-old Adelanto man was arrested Sunday, accused of robbing an acquaintance at an ATM machine.San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies say Devon Tyrell Phipps, a known gang member was with a acquaintance who was using an ATM machine inside a liquor store in the 11500 block of Cactus Street in Adelanto.

The victim withdrew money from the machine, and Phipps allegedly pushed him down and grabbed the cash. He was seen running out of the store, and west on Sutter Way.

When deputies arrived at the store, they could not find the suspect.

A deputy was sent to the victim's home to interview him about the robbery. He didn't have visible injuries and he declined medical help.

As the deputy interviewed the victim, Phipps arrived at the victim's home. The deputy arrested Phipps. He was booked into Victor Valley Jail on robbery charges. He was held on $165,000 bail.