Las Cruces Police Catch Afternoon Bank Robber

Las Cruces Police Catch Afternoon Bank  Robber
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 5:15pm

LAS CRUCES- Police and the FBI are investigating the Tuesday afternoon robbery of the First New Mexico Bank on east Lohman Avenue.

The man believed to be responsible for the robbery was located within minutes at a nearby store and is in police custody at this time. LCPD detectives and agents from the FBI will be interviewing the man who is in custody and witnesses to the robbery.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, Las Cruces Police were called to the First New Mexico Bank at 3000 E. Lohman Ave. Police learned that a man walked into the bank, handed a teller a threatening note and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man exited the bank and walked toward a nearby shopping center. A Las Cruces Police officer investigating the robbery located the man who matches the description of the suspect as he attempted to hide in a pet store located within the shopping center.

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