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Tuesday May 29th, 2018 :: 03:00 p.m. PDT

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#LASD Lancaster Station Detectives Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Additional Witnesses in a Robbery Incident

At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018, Lancaster Station deputies responded to a local business in the 800 block of East Avenue J in the city of Lancaster for a robbery call.

When the deputies arrived they located multiple robbery victims. The deputies learned, the victims and suspects were arguing over a gas pump. During the argument, one of the suspects grabbed a victim’s purse from inside the victim’s vehicle. That victim attempted to get her purse back from the suspect, and was punched in the face by the suspect. After the first victim was punched in the face, another victim attempted to get the purse back from the suspect and was also punched in the face. The additional suspects became involved in the assault and began pushing and punching the victims as they attempted to regain the victim’s purse.
 
Moments later, deputies were able to locate the two females who assaulted the victims. One of the suspects is a female juvenile and the other female suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Emanie Jones.

At this time, detectives believe two additional persons of interest were present during the incident. The deputies were unable to locate the additional persons.

The incident was over a gas pump only and had nothing to do with the victims being fruit vendors, as originally reported by various media outlets.

Both suspects were arrested and transported to Lancaster Station jail, where they were booked for Robbery. Suspect Jones is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, and the female juvenile suspect is being held without bail.

At the scene the victim’s injuries were assessed by medical personnel and released. 

Lancaster Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating additional witnesses to the incident and the two additional persons of interest.

The video footage of the incident will not be released.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.
****Please direct all media inquiries to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at (661) 948-8466.****

Authored by:
Yeni Deciga, Deputy
Christian Scott, Deputy
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
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Lancaster, CA 93534
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