GRASS VALLEY, Calif. November 16, 2018 – On Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:47 pm Grass Valley Police Officers were dispatched to the T-Mobile store on Nevada City Highway in Grass Valley in response to a robbery that had just occurred. It was reported that 3-4 suspects had entered the store, stolen numerous items, and fled in a vehicle which was last seen headed southbound on Highway 49 with multiple suspects inside. A vehicle description was given and Officers were able to catch up to the vehicle just south of Alta Sierra Drive. As they caught up, the vehicle stopped near the intersection with Old Auburn Road and 4 suspects fled on foot into the adjacent wooded area.
The first two suspects were quickly apprehended with the assistance of Grass Valley Police K9 Rudiger.
Nevada County Sheriff Deputies, CHP Officers, Nevada City Police Officers, and Placer County Sheriff Deputies arrived and assisted with the search for the remaining suspects. Included in the search was a Placer County K9, a CHP K9, and the CHP aerial unit.
The CHP Aerial Unit with an infrared camera was able to locate the 3rd and 4th suspects and they were taken into custody.
All 4 suspects were male adults from the Sacramento area. The vehicle they were driving was stolen from East Sacramento. The suspects are identified as follows:
Travonn Dill 23 years old
Brian Mack 20 years old
Isaiah Shepherd 19 years old
Zachary Hidevgi 18 years old
Fortunately, none of the victims, suspects, or officers were injured throughout the incident. All four suspects were booked for robbery, vehicle theft, and resisting/delaying an officer. Dill, Mack, and Shepherd are on probation in Sacramento County. Dill also had 4 warrants for his arrest from Sacramento County.
This is the second time this T-Mobile store has been robbed this year. The first robbery occurred on October 4th. All 5 suspects in that robbery were from the Sacramento area as well and are currently in custody.