Regional
5:07 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Las Cruces Bank Robbery

Las Cruces – Police are investigating a midday armed robbery at the Bank of the Southwest, at 605 Water St., in downtown Las Cruces.

Las Cruces Police were called at noon today after a man walked into the bank's lobby, threatened a teller with a handgun and demanded cash. The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No injuries were reported and witnesses told officers that the man was last seen running from the bank heading northbound through a residential area.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, and between 5-feet-7-inches and 6-feet tall. He was wearing a brown jacket and a black beanie-type ski mask.

As is standard practice for such a crime, the Federal Bureau of Investigations also is investigating the robbery.

Anyone with information on this bank robbery is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 526-8000 or outside the Las Cruces area at 1-800-897-2746.