Man arrested in connection to Wal-mart armed robbery

Man arrested in connection to Wal-mart armed robbery
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:53pm

UPDATE: Police arrested a man they suspect of committing an armed robbery at a Las Cruces Wal-mart.

Brandon Armando Herrera-Lozoya, 19, is charged with one count each of armed robbery, tampering with evidence and possession of a controlled substance.

Las Cruces Police are looking for new details in a shoplifting case that quickly turned into an armed robbery. It happened at about 11:30 Tuesday morning at the Wal-mart at 571 Walton Blvd. in Las Cruces.

A Wal-mart loss prevention officer approached a man who was suspected of leaving the store without paying for electronics. The loss prevention officer was on the phone with a 9-1-1 operator when approaching the suspect. That's when the suspect pulled out a gun and threatened the officer.

The suspect is accused of stealing the officer's cell phone and leaving in a white minivan.

If you have information, you're asked to call Las Cruces Police at (575) 526-0795

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