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Two Suspects Arrested for String of Robberies

Two Suspects Arrested for String of Robberies

Metro Police arrested a man and a woman responsible for a string of robberies in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley.

The arrests happened early Tuesday morning. Officers say the pair robbed a convenience store on South Rainbow Boulevard at around 12:30 a.m. A few minutes later a Las Vegas City Marshall spotted the car used in the robbery near U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard. He pulled the car over and arrested the woman driving. The passenger fled the scene on foot. A Metro Police canine unit was called to the scene. They found the second suspect a short time later and arrested him.

Police say the pair are responsible for robbing at least nine convince stores in the northwest area between July 17 and their arrest Tuesday morning. Most of the robberies happened during late evenings and early mornings. The identities of the suspects are being withheld because the investigation is still going on.

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Police Search for Robbery Suspect

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are searching for a woman who robbed a store on Skypoint Drive near where it turns into Tenaya Way. 

The robbery happened on July 11. Police say the suspect walked into the store just after 9:30 in the evening, took out a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk gave the suspect money and she left the store heading east.

The suspect is described as a black woman, 28 to 35 years old, 5 foot 7 inches tall, 180 pounds. She has black hair that she was wearing in a ponytail. At the time of the robbery she was wearing a grey shirt, grey sweatpants and black shoes. 

Two Teens Arrested in Connection with Deadly Shooting

Two Teens Arrested in Connection with Deadly Shooting

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say they have arrested two men in connection with the deadly shooting of a 21-year-old Las Vegas man on Sunday.

Police say Steven Arroyo, 19, of Las Vegas and Dominic Commisso, 18, of Las Vegas were arrested Wednesday on one count of murder with a deadly weapon for the shooting death of Charles Taylor. They are also facing charges of attempted murder.

Police say Arroyo and Commisso approached the victim and his friends as they sat outside an apartment complex on Torrey Pines Drive near Lake Mead Boulevard. Eyewitnesses say Commisso told the group he was with a rival gang known as the Loco Boys. He identified himself as "Scandals".  Police say the groups got into an arguement and Commiso open fired on the group hitting Taylor several times. 

Fatal Shooting Raises Specter of Gang Violence

LAS VEGAS - A barrage of bullets flew when two rival gangs met at the Avery Park Apartments Sunday night. What started as a fight between two groups ended in bloodshed around 8:30 p.m..

Twenty-one-year-old Charles Taylor died from multiple gunshot wounds. Metro says two suspects, including the gunman, fled on foot.

Nick Tortarolo is alarmed about Sunday night's murder.

"It sure happened close to home. It's very unnerving," he said. "I've lived here 21 years, and in the majority of the last ten or so, it's gotten rough."

Tortarolo blames gang activity.

"It's not surprising to find out that the gangs are in the area again. We've had them before, and we are going to have to get rid of them again," he said.

Kevin Child is the community chaplain for Messages of Faith, a group that works with gangs and youth.

DUI Checkpoints Announced for Holiday Weekend

DUI Checkpoints Announced for Holiday Weekend

Local police plan a pair of DUI checkpoints over the Independence Day weekend.

The Metro Police Traffic Bureau, along with several Officers from Convention Center Area Command and Southeast Area Command, will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint.” It is sponsored by the Joining Forces Grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

Officers from throughout Nevada will take part in this event to focus attention on both the drug- and/or alcohol-impaired driver. Special emphasis will be placed on the drugged driver as trained Drug Recognition Expert Officers will be evaluating impaired drivers.  

One checkpoint will be set up from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday within the Convention Center Area Command in the central area of Las Vegas, on Paradise Road just north of Tropicana Ave. Previous checkpoints at this location have been extremely successful in prior years.

Bellagio Robbery Suspect Charged with Robbing Another Casino

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have charged the suspect in a robbery at the Bellagio with another casino robbery.

Police accuse Anthony Carleo with robbing the Suncoast Casino's poker room just days before he allegedly robbed the Bellagio.

Police say Carleo got away with nearly $19,000 from the Suncoast.

He has been charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and one count of burglary with a firearm.

Robbery Suspect Sought in Northwest Area

Robbery Suspect Sought in Northwest Area

Metro Police need assistance in identifying a man suspected of robbing a Northwest-area business.

The man robbed a business in the area of Cheyenne and Tenaya. He is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 30-35 years old, 5-foot-10, and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Metro Robbery Section at 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.