UPDATE: LCPD Offer $1,000 For Info Leading to Arrest of Man Involved in Armed Robbery

UPDATE: LCPD Offer $1,000 For Info Leading to Arrest of Man Involved in Armed Robbery
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Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 3:52pm

LAS CRUCES— Las Cruces police have named a suspect in connection to Wednesday's armed robbery in the parking lot of a local bank.

Manuel Luis Castillo, 18, is suspected to have been involved in the armed robbery in the parking lot of the First Light Federal Credit Union at 3791 E. Lohman Ave.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Castillo's arrest.

LCPD were called to the parking lot of the bank Wednesday around 1:30 p.m. on a report of an armed robbery. Detectives learned that the victim was in a vehicle and was leaving the bank's parking lot when he got into a small accident with a gold KIA.

LCPD believe Castillo was the driver of the KIA. Police said Castillo exited his car and began arguing with the victim. Castillo returned to his car, grabbed a handgun, and pointed it at the victim while demanding money.

Castillo then fled the scene.

Police found the KIA, but were unable to find Castillo.

Anyone with information on Castillo and his location can call 1-800-222-8477, or send a tip via text message to LCTIPS (528477).  

Original article, Wed. 03/17/11

LAS CRUCES— An investigation is underway after a small accident led to an armed robbery in the parking lot of a local credit union.

Las Cruces police were called to First Light Federal Credit Union at 3791 E. Lohman Ave. on a report of an armed robbery. LCPD detectives said the victim was in a vehicle and leaving the parking lot of the bank when he got into a minor fender bender with a gold Kia sedan. The male driver of the Kia got out of his vehicle, and began arguing with the victim. The Kia's driver then went back to his vehicle, got a handgun, and pointed it at the victim while demanding money.

No injuries were reported.

Police have found the Kia they believe was involved in the case, but the driver has not been found.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Las Cruces Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be sent via text message to LCTIPS (528477).  

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