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Sheriff’s Department arrests Fontana man for allegedly taking beer from store during armed robbery | News

A Fontana man was arrested after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a convenience store, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The robbery happened on June 27 around 11:26 p.m. at a store in the 18700 block of Valley Boulevard in Bloomington, where the victim worked alone behind the register.

The victim saw a subject, later identified as 41-year-old Damion Fletcher, walk into the business and head toward the beer cooler. Fletcher grabbed a beer and allegedly tried to walk out without paying for the alcohol. The victim contacted Fletcher at the door and demanded the return of the merchandise. Fletcher allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The victim was afraid for his life and left the road. Fletcher walked to a vehicle parked outside the business and left alone as he left the location. The victim reported the incident the next morning to dispatch.

Deputy Peraza from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station responded to the call for service and investigated the incident. Peraza conducted detailed interviews and provided high-quality surveillance video, which captured the incident inside the store and parking lot.

During the course of Peraza’s investigation, she identified Fletcher as the person allegedly responsible for the armed robbery. Peraza also identified the license plate of the vehicle used in the crime and Fletcher’s location.

Peraza composed color photo lineups and authored an arrest warrant, which was issued by a Rancho Superior Court judge. Because of Fletcher’s extensive violent history and use of firearms, Peraza requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division (SED).

On August 1, members of the SED conducted surveillance at a residence in Fontana. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Fletcher exited the front door of the home and got into the passenger seat of the vehicle allegedly used in the robbery. The vehicle left the residence and was stopped nearby by SED members during a felony traffic stop. Fletcher was taken into custody without incident.

SED members searched the apartment where Fletcher was seen leaving and found a firearm that was taken as evidence. Investigators determined that the driver of the vehicle was not involved in the crime and was released. Fletcher was transported to the West Valley Detention Center.

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