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Police searching for suspect in armed robbery


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Roswell Police are attempting to identify a male and female connected to a weekend robbery at a motel.

Police responded Saturday at 9 p.m. to a robbery with a firearm at a motel in the 1700 block of West Second Street, according to Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Police Department.

A 62-year-old man told investigators a male and a female came to the door of his motel room, and the female forced her way into the room taking the victim’s laptop, according to Wildermuth.

The victim later told police when he tried to stop the woman, her male companion pulled out a gun.

An incident report filed with the RPD listed the laptop as a Samsung Chromebook with an estimated value of $160.

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Wildermuth said one or both of the suspects left the scene in a red Honda Civic. The female suspect was wearing a red shirt and the male suspect a black T-shirt and jeans.

A message about the incident posted Sunday night on the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page described the two suspects as being between 20 and 30 years of age.

The post states the female was described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds with long, straight black hair and the male was Hispanic, 5 feet, 9 inches and 165 pounds with a “buzz cut” hairstyle.

The investigation into the robbery is ongoing and police are attempting to identify possible suspects, according to Wildermuth.

People with information about the incident should contact Roswell Police at 575-624-6770.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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