Afternoon Stabbing And Robbery In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon armed robbery that resulted in the victim being transported to an area hospital with stab wounds.

At around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, Las Cruces Police were called to an area just south of Apodaca Park, just off Madrid Avenue, where a 60-year-old man received lacerations to his face and arms. The victim told police that a small amount of cash was taken from him, as well.

The victim was transported to Memorial Medical Center with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives learned that the victim and suspect were talking near Apodaca Park when the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

The suspect is said to be Hispanic with a dark complexion and in his mid-20's, 5-feet-3-inches tall with a stocky build. He has short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white and black plaid shirt, dark gray shorts and a straw-hat. The suspect was said to have tattoos on his neck and spoke broken English.

Anyone with information on this incident, or the possible identity of the suspect, is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to LCTIPS (528477).