Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps identify two young men suspected in the Aug. 13 battery and armed robbery of a 17-year-old boy.
Police learned that about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, a 17-year-old boy was sitting in his car on the 200 block of south Nevarez Street when two men approached in a black vehicle. One of the men exited the black vehicle, used a firearm to threaten the 17-year-old and demanded that the teenager exit his vehicle.
The 17-year-old victim was ordered to lie down on the ground where he was battered by one of the suspects. The suspect committed an armed robbery on the teenager before re-entering the black car and leaving the area.
The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Both suspects were described as Hispanics in their late teens or early 20s. Police were able to obtain images of the suspects, and their vehicle, from a nearby surveillance camera.
Anyone who recognizes the vehicle or has information on this incident that can help identify the two suspects, is asked to call Las Cruces police at (575) 526-0795.
Tips can be provided anonymously by calling Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be provided through the Las Cruces Crime Stoppers app, “P3 TIPS.” The app is available through the App Store on most devices.