Regional
10:48 am
Wed September 16, 2009

Men Sought in $50K Theft

Las Cruces – Las Cruces police are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of three men who stole $50,000 worth of steel rebar.

The suspects are accused of passing fraudulent checks to buy the rebar from Craigentaggert Industrial Supplies in Las Cruces.

The men wrote 14 checks worth $53,089 that turned out to be fraudulent between May 29 and June 4.

The suspects picked up the rebar in El Paso, Texas.

Two suspects are Hispanic and a third is white and possibly named Shawn.

One Hispanic was last seen driving a gray pickup and pulling a flatbed trailer and the other Hispanic, possibly named Ray, was last seen driving a white pickup.

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to their arrest.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.