Las Cruces Police looking for man who robbed place with weed whacker

POSTED: 05:55 PM MDT Jul 01, 2013 
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -

Las Cruces Police are searching for a man who allegedly used a weed whacker to rob a Check ‘N Go.

Police say that the robbery occurred at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 29 at 400 N. Telshor.

Detectives say the man posed as a landscaper and walked into the business, demanded money from an employee and left with cash. Police did not release how much money was taken.

The man was last seen leaving the business and walking south along Telshor.

Las Cruces Police learned that the robbery occurred at around 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Check 'N Go at 400 N. Telshor Blvd.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall man with a stocky build. He was wearing what appeared to be a blue jump suit, gloves, a mask and a khaki fisherman's bucket hat. The suspect was carrying a string trimmer or more commonly referred to as a weed-whacker.

Anyone with information that can help identify the suspect is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to CRIMES (274637), keyword LCTIPS.

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps identify the suspect in this case.