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Police Looking for Man who Assaulted, Robbed Victim July 4

Police Looking for Man who Assaulted, Robbed Victim July 4

Metro Police are looking for help to find the man who assaulted and robbed a man on July 4.

The male victim was walking in the area of Blue Diamond Road and Durango Drive between 3 and 4 a.m. July 4.

The victim was confronted by a man in car. The man got out of his car, assaulted the victim, robbed him and then left.

According to police, the victim suffered substantial injuries and was left on the sidewalk for a long time before someone spotted him and helped him.

There is no description of the man police are looking for but officers believe he is often in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Two Men Arrested for Impersonating Police Officers

Two Men Arrested for Impersonating Police Officers

Two Las Vegas men are facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and impersonating police officers and auto burglary.

According to Metro Police, Charles Sean Rush and Christopher Ontiveros-Mendez worked for a bail bonds company and were trying to find a man who had skipped bail.

While trying to find the man, who they believed was working as a pimp, they called up two different women, who were working as dancers, to come to Rush's apartment on West Russell Road near Buffalo Drive.

When the first woman arrived at the apartment, Rush and Ontiveros-Mendez told her they were police officers, put her in handcuffs and took her purse, police said. The victim also noticed that more than $600, which had been in her car, was gone.

After letting her go, because they claimed she had been cooperative, she called police to report the robbery. 

Two People Hurt in Shooting

Detectives from Metro Police’s gang unit are investigating a shooting that happened Monday afternoon.

Two people were hurt. The injuries were not life threatening, police said.

According to police, the shooting stemmed from an argument at a car repair shop near Dean Martin Drive and Tropicana Avenue.

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed 2 Businesses

Police Looking for Man Who Robbed 2 Businesses

 

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed two businesses in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

According to police, the robberies happened just a few hours apart May 7. The first one was at a business near Durango Drive and Russell Road. The man walked into the store, brought an item to the counter, pulled out a folding knife and demanded money.

The employee gave the man money and he left.

Police believe the same man then robbed another business about two hours later at Fort Apache Road and Twain Avenue. He was last seen fleeing south on Fort Apache Road.

The suspect is described as an Asian male about 30 to 35 years old. He is between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7 and between 150 and 160 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black New York Yankees baseball cap, a gray hoodie with orange and white writing, tan shorts, black socks, white sneakers and a wedding ring.

 

Metro Closing Lobby of Three Substations

Metro Closing Lobby of Three Substations

 

Budget tightening for Metro Police will result in the closures of the lobbies at three substations beginning Saturday.

These locations are:

  • Bolden Area Command, 1851 Stella Lake Street
  • South Central Area Command, 4860 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • Southeast Area Command, 3675 East Harmon Avenue

The Downtown Area Command closed its front lobby in March 2010.

The civilian support personnel who normally staff these locations will be moved to more critical positions within the department, eliminating the need to hire additional staff to fill those roles. No positions will be eliminated during this re-allocation of resources.

The primary functions of these front lobby locations were taking crime and accident reports, registering firearms, and fielding special service requests from citizens. These services will still be available at other substations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

Police Search For 2 Men in Attempted Robbery of Cab Driver

Police Search For 2 Men in Attempted Robbery of Cab Driver

Metro Police are searching for two men who tried to rob a cab driver back in February.

According to police, the men got into the cab at about 8:30 p.m. February 16 near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.

The men then used a handgun to try to rob the cab's driver. The driver was able to escape without getting hurt.

One person police are looking for is described as a black man, 18 years old, 5-foot-6 and 145 pounds with a dark complexion. The second person is a white man, 18 years old, 5-foot-1, 130 pounds with a fair complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702) 822-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Police Search for Man Who Robbed Bank

Police Search for Man Who Robbed Bank

 

Metro Police are searching for a man in connection with a bank robbery.

According to police, the man walked up to the teller at a bank inside a grocery store near Buffalo Drive and Flamingo Road just before 12:30 p.m. March 13.

The man passed the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied, the man took the money and left, police said.

The man is described as a black man between 18 and 28 years old. He's between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 and between 160 and 180 pounds. He has a dark complexion, a mustache and a goatee.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a white, v-neck, long-sleeved shirt, dark pants and a pinstriped Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap with a dark bill.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.