Police are looking for two men who robbed an Arby’s employee who was making a night deposit at a bank early Sunday morning.
According to the police report, Los Lunas Police officer Denise Romero was driving east on Main Street at about 1 a.m. when she saw a man on the side of the road trying to flag her down. As she turned around, she heard someone screaming.
“I saw two females at the Rancher’s Bank parking lot,” Romero wrote in the report. “One of the females was crouched down screaming.”
The woman reportedly told Romero she had gone to the bank after work to make a night deposit when two males robbed her at gun point. The man who flagged down Romero said he heard a woman screaming and then saw two males wearing masks run behind the bank toward the apartments on Calle de Los Familias.
“The victim also stated they ran behind the bank, and she also said they were wearing masks and that one had a gun,” the report said.
The victim told Romero she gave the men the money after he pointed the gun and demanded the money, the police report said. After the robbery, the two men fled on foot.
At the time of the robbery, another Arby’s employee was in her car. She told the officer she didn’t see the suspects walk up but that she did witness the robbery. She described one male as wearing blue jeans and a black shirt with a white T-shirt while the other was wearing a gray T-shirt, but she couldn’t remember what color of pants.
The second Arby’s employee also said the two men were wearing masks.
Romero and Lieutenant J.R. Wroten searched the area but were unable to locate anyone. Romero looked for possible footprints behind the bank but was unable to locate any fresh prints.
If anyone has information about this case, call the Los Lunas Police Department at 865-9130.
Clara Garcia is the editor and publisher of the Valencia County News-Bulletin.
She is a native of the city of Belen, beginning her journalism career at the News-Bulletin in 1998 as the crime and courts reporter. During her time at the paper, Clara has won numerous awards for her writing, photography and typography and design both from the National Newspaper Association and the New Mexico Press Association.