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Incident location8900 Camphor Avenue, Hesperia 92345

Locksmith assaulted on Camphor Avenue

Staff Writer

Authorities are looking for a pair who assaulted a locksmith early Friday morning.

At 4:31 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a report of assault with a deadly weapon on the 8900 block of Camphor Avenue. The victim, a locksmith, told the deputies he was sent to the location to assist a customer who had allegedly locked himself out of his house.

Two males were waiting when the locksmith arrived at the house. While attempting to pick the lock, one of them hit the locksmith on the back of the head with an unknown object, and the pair fled the scene, heading northbound while the victim called 911.

The victim sustained a one-inch laceration to the back of his head. He was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.

The first suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult wearing a dark sweatshirt. The second was a Hispanic male adult or a light-skinned black adult, also wearing a dark sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Hesperia Station at 947-1500 or the anonymous WE-TIP line at (800) 782-7463.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.


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