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Two Yucaipa Men Accused of Pistol-Brandishing Robbery at Acacia and 1st

Jesus Holguin, 27, and Albert Fernandez, 18, described by deputies as "self proclaimed gang members," were arrested Friday on suspicion of robbery and possessing stolen property.

Two Yucaipa men described by authorities as "self proclaimed gang members" were behind bars Saturday on suspicion of robbing two people early Friday, sheriff's personnel reported Saturday.

An armed robbery was reported at 1:19 a.m. June 1 in the area of Acacia Avenue and 1st Street, a Yucaipa Station statement said.

The two male victims told deputies they were walking near Acacia and 1st when a vehicle pulled up next to them and stopped, the statement said.

"Two subjects, both armed and brandishing pistols, exited the vehicle and demanded the victim's wallets and cell phones," deputies said. "The victims gave the subjects their property and the subjects got back into the car and drove  away."

The robbery suspects were identified as Albert Fernandez and Jesus Holguin, both of Yucaipa, deputies said.

 At 4:58 p.m. Friday, deputies on another shift did a traffic stop on a vehicle matching descriptions of the vehicle in the robbery, at 4th Street and Wildwood Canyon Road. Fernandez was taken into custody, and one of the cell phones and wallets was recovered, deputies said.

At 7:24 p.m. Friday, Holguin was contacted in front of 12344 Bryant St. Holguin had two handguns and the other cell phone on his person, deputies said.

Holguin and Fernandez were booked at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino on suspicion of robbery and possessing stolen property.

"Fernandez and Holguin were self proclaimed gang members and a gang enhancement for the crime will be sought," deputies said.

Bail for each man was listed as $100,000, according to inmate records. They have court appearances scheduled Tuesday June 5 in San Bernardino.

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