San Bernardino Man Arrested, Held Without Bail Over $7 Armed Robbery: Police

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A 30-year-old San Bernardino man was arrested Monday after allegedly pointing a gun at another man and robbing him of $7 in Highland, authorities said.

The suspect, identified as Phillip Taylor, approached the victim in the area of Sterling Avenue and Baseline Street shortly before 9 a.m., allegedly pointed a small caliber handgun at him and demanded money, according to a joint news release from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s and Highland Police departments.

The victim handed over the $7 in cash he had at the time, and Taylor fled on a blue mountain bicycle, the release stated.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Highland Station located Taylor about 20 minutes later in the area of Sterling Avenue and Baseline Street.

They arrested him after they discovered the $7 they believed was stolen from the victim, authorities said in the release.

According to law enforcement, Taylor was on parole for a prior robbery conviction.

He was booked at the Center Detention Center on robbery and parole violation charges, and was being held without bail.