Police investigate robbery incident

From staff reports

Portales police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred just before noon Friday at a residence in the 1400 block of South Avenue G in Portales.

The persons reporting the robbery were two males, ages 20 and 21, who are roommates at the house, according to police reports.

The report said the two were both at home when they heard a knock at the door. The first resident went to answer the door and found a man already about five feet inside the front door, pointing a gun at him. The robber then ordered the first resident into the dining room where he began asking about money. He told the suspect he didn’t have any money, according to the report.

The first resident didn’t tell the bandit that the second resident was in his bedroom, according to the report. But when the suspect ordered the first resident to go to his bedroom, the second resident stepped out of his room. According to the report the suspect then pointed the gun at the second resident and made the statement, “I’m not going to kill you.”

The report says the suspect then ordered both to lie on the floor of one of the bedrooms. He then asked for the second resident’s wallet, which he retrieved from a dresser drawer and tossed it to the robber. The suspect then asked the other man for his wallet. The man reached into his pocket and gave the man a $10 bill.

According to the report, the robber told the pair not to move or call police until he was gone. After the robber left, the residents saw a red Ford Mustang leaving the area headed west on 15th Street. The report says the residents saw another man get out of the car a short way down the street.

The first suspect is described in the report as a Hispanic male about 6 feet tall and slender with brown eyes, wearing black baggy pants and gray hooded sweatshirt, black leather gloves and white tennis shoes. He had short, black hair. He was wearing a blue bandana over the lower part of his face from the nose down. The report notes the weapon he carried as an automatic handgun.

The second suspect, seen getting out of the car was a white male wearing a white “wife beater” shirt. He had tattoos on both arms, according to the report.

The report said a woman was at the residence shortly before the incident and had been acting strange and asking about money.

Taken in the robbery, according to the police report, was $26 in cash and a wallet valued at $15 with bank cards and other personal papers.

No arrests have been made and the case is still under investigation, the report showed.