On Friday, April 26, Highland deputies arrested San Bernardino couple Marcos Valdez, 21, and Andrea Martinez-Delgado, 24, in connection to a series of robberies after recognizing the suspects’ vehicle.
According to a sheriff’s department release, at about 3:08 p.m. on Friday, Highland Deputies assigned to the Multiple Enforcement Team observed a red Dodge Caravan reportedly involved in a series of robberies and thefts in Highland, San Bernardino, Redlands, Yucaipa and Fontana. They conducted a traffic stop in the area of Mountain Avenue and Citrus Street in the city of San Bernardino.
The occupants were identified Marcos Valdez and Andrea Martinez-Delgado. Valdez, who was a person of interest in the incidents, was arrested and booked for PC 211 Robbery, at the conclusion of the interview and investigation.
According to the report, since March 2019, Valdez and Martinez-Delgado established communication with victims through mobile classified ad applications. They arraigned to meet victims to purchase electronics including iPhones and iPads at or near the victim’s residences. They arrived in a red Dodge Caravan with a female juvenile in the vehicle. During an incident in San Bernardino, Valdez produced a firearm and robbed the victim of an electronic device. During other incidents, Valdez either assaulted the victims or drove off without paying for the electronics when inspecting them.
Investigators are released Valdez’s booking photograph because they believe there are victims who have not been identified and/or did not report the crimes.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact detectives the Highland Police Station at (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.