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Police Release Sketch of Armored Truck Robbery Suspect

LAS VEGAS -- More than a week after an armored truck robbery, police have released a sketch of the people who may have done it.

On January 20, one of the suspects posed as a disabled person in a wheelchair in order to rob the armored truck outside a Wells Fargo branch near Arville Road and Spring Mountain.

The suspect in the chair stood up and shot the security officer in the foot and both suspects took off.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

Metro Task Force Targets Asian Crimes

LAS VEGAS -- Asian gangs are enough of a growing problem in Las Vegas that Metropolitan Police and the FBI assembled a team to go after these criminals.

The Chinese Triad, Japanese Yakuza and the Korean Killers are all crime syndicates spreading from southern California into Las Vegas. According to police, these gangs are adept at counterfeiting, credit card fraud, identity theft, and other crimes.

Metro's Asian Organized Crime Task Force formed last month with the help of the FBI. It's fifteen officers have at least eight open cases. They say the Asian gangs often get their money by infiltrating casinos and learning how to defraud them.

Planned home invasions were the target of the task force's first five arrests.

Man Accused of Killing Teen Going to Trial

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused of shooting and killing a 15-year-old Las Vegas girl heard some of the evidence against him Friday. Norman Belcher is accused of killing Alexis Postorino over a debt her father owed.

From the hearing, the judge has decided there is enough evidence to send Belcher to trial. There were a number of witnesses called, including Bill Postorino, the victim's father, who says he accused Belcher of robbing his home days before the shooting. That prompted a number of threatening text messages saying that Postorino owed him $450.

"I said, 'Are you serious? My dad's in the hospital dying and you're talking to me like this? I ain't out to kill you or nothing like that.' I said, 'If you need the $450, I'll give you the $450,'" he said.

Suspects Rob Armored Car in Southwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank on Spring Mountain and Arville. Police say the suspects robbed and shot an armored car guard.

The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. The Brinks armored truck driver is in the hospital recovering from a gunshot would to the leg. Police are now going over witness statements and surveillance video from inside the bank where this situation happened.

"A routine bank delivery was being made by an armed security company. As the driver was going into the bank, he was confronted by a person sitting in a wheelchair. The wheelchair-bound person produced a firearm and demanded the bank bag. The guard complied with him. At that point, a second subject came forward and something occurred when gunshots starting being fired," said Metro Robbery Lt. Clint Nichols.

Police: Suspect Shot After Attempting to Rob Las Vegas Tavern

LAS VEGAS –- It looks like an armed man picked the wrong bar to try to rob. A man allegedly tried to rob The Lodge in southwest Las Vegas and an employee shot him.

Business is back to normal at The Lodge, but it was anything but normal at around 6 a.m. when a lone gunman walked through that front door and demanded money.

"As he retrieved the goods and making his way out, one of the employees decided to come and get the vehicle description, at which point he confronted the suspect," said Metro Lt. Clint Nichols.

That employee was also armed. A gunfight ensued where the suspect was shot in the chest multiple times. He was then transported to the hospital there he is now listed in critical condition.

Las Vegas Pharmacy Owner Testifies in Jackson Death Trial

LOS ANGELES  -- A Las Vegas pharmacist says the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death bought 255 vials of a powerful anesthetic in the three months before the singer died.

Tim Lopez testified Monday at a preliminary hearing that Dr. Conrad Murray purchased four shipments of propofol between April 6 and June 10, 2009.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say he gave the singer a lethal dose of propofol mixed with other sedatives on June 25, 2009.

Lopez says Murray bought 130 vials of propofol in 100 milliliter doses and another 125 vials of the anesthetic in the smaller dose of 20 milliliters.

Lopez is the owner of Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, where Murray has a clinic. The pharmacy is located on S. Fort Apache Rd. near W. Russell Rd.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

I-Team: Innocent Claim Draws Attention of National Groups

LAS VEGAS -- A young woman convicted not once, but twice for the same crime is again trying to convince the court she is not a killer. Kirstin Blaise Lobato is behind bars for the 2001 murder and sexual mutilation of a homeless man. Yet Lobato insists she didn't do it and she may get another chance to prove it.

Lobato is not without her supporters. Those who think she's innocent spend countless hours recruiting resources to help to her prove it. Most recently, they have attracted the interest of two groups dedicated to freeing the wrongly convicted. With the court's permission, they will examine what may be key pieces of evidence Lobato hopes will identify who she calls "the real killers."

In 2001, Lobato was a scared 18-year-old, accused of the murder and sexual mutilation of Duran Bailey, a homeless man she claims she never met. Despite a lack of physical evidence, jurors convicted Lobato twice for the crime.