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A Wonder Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of holding up a Yucca Valley pharmacy with a knife earlier that day. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a man, later identified as Justin Becker, 23, entered the New Pharmacy located in the Town Center Mall about 9 a.m., brandished a knife at clerks, and demanded narcotics. Becker then fled on foot with the drugs. About 3:50 that afternoon, deputies were called to the Johnson Valley Community center because there was a naked man on the roof. Deputies determined the man was Becker, and that he was a suspect in the robbery of the pharmacy earlier that day. Deputies located evidence, including a white Ford vehicle, involved in the robbery. Justin Becker was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, booked at the Morongo Basin Jail with his bail set at $100,000.

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