Big Bear Lake



Monday evening, September 20, 2020 at approximately 11:04 P.M., San Bernardino County/Big Bear Sheriff Deputies responded immediately to a 9-1-1 call reporting that an armed robbery, had just occurred at Alpine Liquor Store in Big Bear Lake. 

Three males entered the store and brandished a handgun at the employee, demanding money from the cash register. An argument between the employee and suspects ensued and a physical fight broke out. During the altercation, one of the suspects fired the handgun, striking the employee in the leg. The victim was flown to a local medical center for treatment of his injury.

Video surveillance from the store captured the incident. (SEE photos)  The suspects fled the crime scene on foot, heading westbound on Big Bear Boulevard. With the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Aviation Division, Deputies canvassed the area with the aircraft 40-King.

Despite an extensive search of the Big Bear Lake area, the suspects were not located. The investigation is ongoing while the suspects remain outstanding and are believed to be armed and considered dangerous.  

Anyone having information on the identity or whereabouts of the three suspects involved are requested to contact the of the Big Bear Sheriff Detective Bureau at (909) 866-0100. Information can be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at   



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