An armed robbery took place at the Victoria Gardens mall in Rancho Cucamonga on the evening of Sept. 5, and two teenage suspects have been arrested, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to the mall after receiving a report of an active shooter at 7:14 p.m. Deputies arrived on scene and determined no active shooter incident had occurred, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Through investigation, it was discovered that two male subjects robbed a mall customer at gunpoint. During the robbery, one of the suspects fired a gun before fleeing the scene. No persons were injured during the incident.
On Sept. 8, detectives and investigators served search warrants at two residences in San Bernardino and recovered the victim's property that had been taken during the robbery, the Sheriff's Department said. The suspects were also located and taken into custody. They were identified as Efran Tui, 18, and a 16-year-old boy, both residents of San Bernardino.
The suspects were booked on a charge of attempted murder. Tui was booked into West Valley Detention Center and the 16-year-old juvenile was booked into San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall.