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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Thursday August 11th, 2022 :: 08:04 p.m. PDT


Convicted Felon Arrested for Grant Theft After Stealing a Purse and Cash from an Unoccupied Car

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 / 11:08 a.m.

INCIDENT: Grand Theft

LOCATION: 12000 Block of Apple Valley Road, in the Town of Apple Valley 

SUSPECT(S): Gabriel Villalobos, a 47-year-old resident of Victorville 

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 11:08 a.m., deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department were dispatched to the 12000 block of Apple Valley Road for a report of a stolen purse. 

According to the victim, she was at the incident location earlier that morning. She left her Louis Vuitton purse in the car while she entered the food establishment to pick up an order. When she arrived home, she noticed her purse was gone. The purse also contained a Louis Vuitton wallet and $500 in cash. Through investigation, Deputy Vallejo identified the suspect as convicted felon, Gabriel Villalobos. 

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, at approximately 1:03 p.m., deputies and detectives from the Apple Valley Station served search warrants in the 12000 block of El Dorado Place in Victorville, and the 19000 block of Third Street, in Oro Grande. During the execution of the warrants, Villalobos was detained, and the victim's Louis Vuitton purse and wallet were recovered. 

Villalobos was transported and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for grand theft. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail. In addition to the above charge, Villalobos was booked on two misdemeanor warrants.  

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Vallejo at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Jackie Alban, Media Relations

Station: Apple Valley Police Department 

Phone No. (760) 240-7400

Case No. 182204079

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Pkwy
Apple Valley, CA 92307

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