Palm Desert Teen On BMX Bike Robs 13-Year-Olds At Knifepoint

PALM DESERT (CBS) — Deputies on Friday were looking for a teenage male who reportedly robbed two younger kids at knifepoint in Palm Desert.

The 13-year-old victims were walking home on San Pablo Avenue near Catalina Way about 9 p.m. Thursday when another teen came up behind them on a black BMX bike and robbed them, said Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Angel Ramos.

The robber took a wallet and other items and rode away. No injuries were reported, Ramos said.

The victims described the robber as being between 15 and 17 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

He was carrying a yellow and white bag, Ramos said.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Valley Crimestoppers at (760) 341-7867.

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