Lancaster detectives need your help identifying and locating two individuals pictured in the bulletin.
The man on the left allegedly punched a barista at a local coffee shop when employees asked him to put on a mask as he entered their business location. The man is a Black male adult, about 6'02" and 230lbs. He is wanted for battery.
The man on the right accompanied the other party to the location. He is a Black male adult, 6'06" and weighs about 245lbs. He is a witness to the incident and we would like to meet with him as well.
If you know who either individual is, please contact Detective Grajales at (661) 948-8466.
Assaulting employees of any business is never acceptable. Let's do all we can to keep our local shops safe. If you see something, say something!
A $5,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can help identify the individuals pictured who allegedly assaulted a local barista at Starbucks for being asked to wear a mask.Wearing a mask or a facial covering is crucial to the reopening of our community, and Lancaster was one of the first cities to mandate it back in April. The City does not take this assault lightly. Please report any information you may have to Detective Grajales at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station at 661-948-8466.For more information please visit,
"If You See Something, Say Something"
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.