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RPD seeks public’s help in armed robbery case

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Roswell police are asking people to come forward with any information that could help identify a man who allegedly held three other men at gunpoint at a house and stole a large sum of money from one of the men.

A press release issued Wednesday by the Roswell Police Department described the suspect as a Hispanic male who wore gray jeans and had a blue bandana covering his face.

Individuals with information about the case are urged to call either the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-8477.

The robbery took place July 2 at about 11:30 p.m. at a house in the 3100 block of Purdue Drive, when the assailant jumped over a fence and gained entry to the backyard.

He then aimed a gun at the resident and two friends, ordered them into the house and demanded to know where a large sum of money was kept.

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Investigators, the release states, believe the robber knew that the resident of the house had a large sum of money stored there.

The resident gave the money to the intruder, who also took two cellphones from the men before fleeing the scene. The phones were later discovered abandoned in nearby streets, according to the release.

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