Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify the armed robbery suspect or suspects who held up two pizza restaurants over the weekend.
Las Cruces Police learned that the Pizza Hut restaurant at 2205 Missouri Avenue was robbed at around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and the Little Caesars store was held up at around 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.
Investigators are unsure if both crimes were committed by the same person, but there are similarities in the descriptions given by witnesses.
The Pizza Hut armed robbery suspect was said to be a Hispanic man carrying a black handgun. He was described as being about 5-feet-9-inches tall and wearing a gray hoodie, black ski mask and baggy blue jeans. He was said to have a tattoo, possibly in cursive writing, on the left side of his neck.
The Little Caesars robbery suspect was also said to be Hispanic and carrying a black handgun. He was said to be in his 20s and approximately 5-feet-7-inches tall. He too was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black ski mask and baggy blue jeans.
On July 27 the Missouri Avenue Pizza Hut was robbed by an armed man who fit the same general description.
Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect or suspects in these armed robberies is asked to contact Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.
The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.