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May 4, 2015

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Gentlemanly attire belies armed robber’s actions in Las Vegas


Las Vegas Metro Police Department

Police released these surveillance photos of a man wanted in connection with two armed robberies of stores in the Las Vegas Valley. In both instances, the suspect was dressed in a shirt and tie and also sporting a hat. He walked into the business, drew a handgun and demanded merchandise from the display cases before running away.

Metro Police is looking for a man who has committed armed robberies at two Las Vegas businesses since late August.

In a news release issued Monday, police said in both instances the suspect was dressed in a shirt and tie and also sporting a hat. He walked into the business, drew a handgun and demanded merchandise from the display cases before running away.

The first robbery occurred around 4 p.m. Aug. 30 in the area of North Durango Street and Deer Springs Way in the far northwest valley.The second armed robbery occurred at 4:48 p.m. Sept. 13 in a store near West Charleston Boulevard and South Durango Street, police said.

Police described the robber as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-11, weighing from 180 to 210 pounds and with blond hair.

Police said he was last seen wearing a black Kangol, a dark, longsleeve button-down shirt with a lime green tie, tan pants and dress shoes.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact the Metro’s robbery section at 702-828-3591 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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  1. Wow! Times are really tough. Now the pimps are even resorting to robbery to make up for the recession cash flow.

  2. I think he should be stealing clothes instead of jewelry. His wardrobe needs an update. Didn't Miami Vice go off the air two decades ago?

  3. My ex told me something years ago: Be observant of those around you; very appropos now that the holiday shopping season is coming up. A man or woman who are criminals and have an intention of commiting a crime can be dressed to the 9's but their demeanor is a little off from most people. Don't let the nice clothes fool you. A tip off is - look at their shoes. Chances are they paid a lot of attention to their clothes to throw people off, like this guy did, but not their shoes. They forget the shoes. The shoes will be dirty, worn and not in good condition. People who dress nice also include shoes to complete the look. Criminals do not.