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Suspect Uses Hot Beverage to Rob Store

Suspect Uses Hot Beverage to Rob Store

 

Metro Police are looking for a robbery suspect that used a hot beverage to rob a store.

The robbery happened May 16 at a store on the 3900 block of North Tenaya Way. The suspect walked into the store, filled a cup with a hot beverage, approached the counter and threw the liquid at the clerk. The clerk was severely burned. The suspect stole cash from the register and fled the business.

The suspect is described as a black man between 18 and 25 years old. He is 5-foot-10 and between 160 and 180 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black beanie, black hooded sweatshirt with a white lining, an orange shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the suspect or robbery call Metro Police at 828-3591, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Police Search for Attempted Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Attempted Robbery Suspect

Metro Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a business in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

The suspect went up to the clerk and demanded money. The suspect showed the clerk a gun. At that point, a customer, who was unaware of the robbery, scared the suspect away. Police believe the suspect frequents the area of Jones Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road.

The suspect is described as a white man between 24 and 34 years old. He is 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds with sandy blonde hair. Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Metro Police at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Metro Plans Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Metro Plans Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Metro Police plan a sobriety checkpoint Friday night in the northwest part of the valley.

The checkpoint will be located on Lake Mead just east of Buffalo from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. This checkpoint will focus attention on both drug and alcohol impaired drivers, with special emphasis being placed on drugged drivers as trained Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be evaluating.

This event is partially funded by a Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Office of Traffic Safety. The grant made it possible to fund the deployment of a DUI van and a phlebotomist (blood technician.)

Postal Inspectors Search for Mailbox Thief

Postal Inspectors Search for Mailbox Thief

The United States Postal Inspection Service is looking for a man involved in a series of break-ins at apartment mailboxes.

The inspectors say the suspect is responsible for breaking into mailboxes at three different apartment buildings in October.

  • The first happened at West Park Condominiums, 5125 W. Reno Avenue.
  • The second happened at Camden Cove Apartments, 4700 W. Rochelle Avenue.
  • The final crime happened at 5109 N. Rainbow Boulevard.

All of the break-ins happened in the early morning hours. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s. He has a mustache or goatee, and he has a shaved head. The suspect has been seen wearing Oakland Raiders football gear and a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to call the Las Vegas Postal Inspectors at 796-2965.   

Man Robs Bank While Wearing Halloween Mask

Man Robs Bank While Wearing Halloween Mask

Las Vegas Police are searching for man who robbed a bank while wearing an unusual disguise.

The suspect walked into a bank near Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road just after 8:30 a.m., on Monday, September 26. He was wearing a Halloween-style mask. Police say he jumped over the counter, pointed a gun at the teller, and demanded money.

The teller gave the suspect money. He then moved to another window and demanded more money from another teller. After getting the cash, he left the scene.

The suspect is described as a black man, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, and 150 and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing the Halloween mask along with a black, long-sleeved shirt underneath a gray, short-sleeve T-shirt with a white emblem on the chest. He was also wearing dark blue jeans that were cuffed at the bottom.

New Bait Apartments Trap Would-Be Burglars

New Bait Apartments Trap Would-Be Burglars

Metro Police say the number of home burglaries is down in the northwest part of town because of a new tactic – bait apartments.

Like bait cars used to catch would-be car thieves, bait apartments are wired with cameras that catch would-be burglars in the act. Metro’s northwest area command says burglaries are down 13 percent because of the apartments. Detectives don’t just set up cameras, they also place GPS on electronics that are commonly stolen and sold to pawn shops.

"The biggest impact we've noticed is sometimes that information does leak out that we, as law enforcement, are setting up this bait apartment,” property crimes detective Aaron Lee said.  “It actually decreases crimes for the mere fact that we, as law enforcement, are in the community."