Crime of the week
POSTED: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 2:23pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 2:31pm
El Paso - A man pulls out a handgun and holds it to the head of his victim, demanding cell phones, wallets, and money from the victim, his wife, and her parents, making this the Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week.”
On Friday, April 9th, a little after 4:00 A.M., the victim along with his wife and mother-in-law drove to the Adult Video Store at 8760 Gateway East to assist the victim’s brother-in-law, who had pulled into the parking lot with car problems. After the victim arrived, the suspect asked to use the victim’s cell phone and then the cell phones of the others. When told they had no cell phones, the suspect pulled out a handgun and held it to the victim’s head, demanding that all present turn over their money and wallets. Fearing for their lives, the victims did, and the suspect fled on foot – heading east on Gateway East.
The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’08” to 5’11”, with a thin to medium build, weighing about 145-170 pounds. He had a thin beard or goatee. The suspect was wearing distinctive clothing which was described as light colored pointy-toed boots, and blue jeans with a gold or yellow design on the back pockets. He was also wearing a light-colored shirt with a silver design on the left front of the shirt.
If you have any information about this suspect, please call Crime Stoppers at 566-TIPS (566-8477) or on-line at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward.
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