Reward In Las Cruces Armed Robbery At Smoke Shop

Aug 8, 2014

  Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man suspected of the Aug. 1 armed robbery at a local smoke shop.

On Friday, Aug. 1, Las Cruces Police learned that a man walked into the Hookah Outlet, at 1900 S. Espina St., at around 9 p.m. and used a black handgun to threaten an employee. The employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and his own personal iPod before the suspect left.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, 5-feet-10 to 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was wearing a light blue long-sleeve T-shirt and black jogging pants or jeans. He was wearing a baseball cap and covered his face with a black bandana.

Surveillance photos of the suspect can be seen on the Las Cruces Police Department’s Facebook page.

If you have any information that can help identify the suspect please call 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.

Information from Las Cruces Police