Las Cruces, NM (KTSM) — Las Cruces Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man they say robbed a gas station on El Paseo Road on November 29th. They are now offering a $1,000 reward for information on who may have committed the Las Cruces robbery.
LCPD say that shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, November 29th, a man armed with a black handgun entered the Sav-O-Mat store, located at 920 El Paseo Rd., and demanded cash from an employee. The man then left the store on foot heading west towards Main St.
Police have reason to believe that the man who robbed the Sav-O-Mat went on to commit an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store  the next day, November 30th, in Anthony, TX.
The man is described as Hispanic, in his late 20's or early 30's, approximately 5-feet-7-inches tall with a thin build. He was seen wearing a black jacket with an "Ecko" logo in white lettering across the chest and white stripes on the jacket sleeves.
LCPD say that in both the Sav-O-Mat and Family Dollar robberies the man attempted to cover his face with a white bandana.
Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to contact Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.
The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.