Women attempt to rob motel, then rent a room
POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:53pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 6:22am
Las Cruces, NM (KTSM) — Two women are behind bars after allegedly robbing a motel in Las Cruces.
Police say Danielle Carbajal, 22, and Alexandra Matkin, 23, attempted to rob the Imperial Sky Motel on W. Picacho Ave. Saturday night around 9:30 p.m.
Motel workers say Matkin walked into the motel and surveyed the lobby.
Carbajal then allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.
According to officers, as she was grabbing the money, Carbajal allegedly pointed a handgun at the motel worker, who then called 911.
After leaving the motel, Carbajal went into an alley, changed her clothes and threw away the handgun, which turned out to be a toy.
Motel workers say the two then went into the motel lobby and asked for a room.
The pair was booked into the Doña Ana County Jail, each on $10,000 bonds.