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Police search for man who robbed businesses in July

Police search for man who robbed businesses in July

​Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed several businesses in the area of Rainbow and Charleston boulevards in July.

One of the robberies happened at around 5:20 a.m. July 22, the suspect entered the business, displayed a handgun, pointed it at an employee and demanded money.

After taking the cash, the man left the building on foot and ran through a shopping center parking lot.

He is described as a black man between 25 and 35 years old. He is 5 foot 9 and 170 pounds. He was wearing a blue hoodie, chrome aviator-style sunglasses and dark gray pants. He was carrying a large framed semi-auto handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s robbery section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Alert citizen helps nab copper theft suspect

A suspect trying to steal copper from a downtown office was spotted by an alert citizen and stopped by police.

Metro Police say a citizen saw the suspect stealing copper from the US Vets building near East Bonanza Road and Las Vegas Boulevard July 26.  

The next day the same citizen saw the same suspect near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue. The citizen notified police.

Police arrested 36-year-old Jason Samuel Larussa on unrelated charges. During the investigation, detectives were able to connect Larussa to the copper theft at the US Vets building.

Larussa is facing charges of theft of scrap metal, buying/possessing/receiving stolen property and burglary.  

Police looking for men who robbed store

Police looking for men who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed a business near Rainbow Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue.

According to police, the men walked into the business at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They acted like customers but then punched the clerk, grabbed merchandise and fled the store.

The first man police are looking for is described as a white man between 25 and 35 years old, about 5 foot 9 and between 240 and 260 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, dark blue, jean shorts and black shoes.

The second man is a Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old, about 6 foot and 205 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light blue, button-down shirt with light blue, jean shorts and black and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.  

Police looking for man who robbed store

Police looking for man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store near Lake Mead Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive back in May.

According to police, the man walked into the store at around 3:20 a.m. May 21 and selected a beverage from one of the coolers. When he came to the counter, he threw the bottles of liquor at the clerk, jumped onto the counter and started hitting the clerk in the face.

The man then grabbed a plastic garbage bag from one of the garbage cans and filled it with cigarettes. He jumped back over the counter and left the store.

The man police are looking for is described as a white man between 26 and 27 years old. He is 5 foot 8 with a medium build. He has brown, short hair and is described as clean cut.

He was wearing a black hooded jacket with a checker pattern design, a black T-shirt, khaki cargo pants and black shoes with white bottoms.  He was also wearing a black Chicago Bulls baseball cap.

Police searching for man who robbed business

Police searching for man who robbed business

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed a business near Rainbow and Charleston boulevards.

According to police, the man walked into the business just before 11 p.m. June 23. Police say he pretended to be a customer, but when he got to the counter, he put his right hand into a bag, simulated a weapon and demanded money.

The clerk gave him money and the man left the business on foot.

The man police are looking for is described as a black man between 5 foot 11 and 6 foot 1. He is between 190 and 210 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue button-up, short-sleeve shirt over a black T-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, blue, deck-style shoes with white calf-length socks.

He was carrying a black drawstring bag.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555. 

One hurt in hit-and-run crash

One hurt in hit-and-run crash

One person was seriously hurt in a crash along Rainbow Boulevard Thursday night.

According to Metro Police, just before 10 p.m., a Kia Sorento was driving southbound on Rainbow Boulevard near Vegas Drive at a high rate of speed, when it ran into a Kawasaki motorcycle that was turning left onto northbound Rainbow Boulevard from a parking lot.

The rider, identified by police as Eddie Rueda, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Following the crash, the driver of the Kia lost control and drove off the road. The driver and passenger left the scene of the crash on foot. Metro officers were able to track down the driver. He is identified as 29-year-old Anthony Munoz of Las Vegas.

Police say that the driver of the car showed signs of being drunk. He was arrested for DUI, along with hit and run. He has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Metro Police looking for help in attempted murder case

Metro Police looking for help in attempted murder case

Metro Police are looking for help to solve an attempted murder case that happened last month.

According to police, just after 4 p.m. April 24, officers were called to the intersection of Del Rey Avenue and Santa Margarita Street, which is near Rainbow Boulevard and Oakey Avenue, to investigate reports of a shooting.

Patrol officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to University Medical Center and survived his injury.

Metro's Gang Crimes Bureau investigated the crime and found that just before the shooting, the victim and a friend were involved in an argument with two men in the parking lot of a convenience store in the area.

The victim and his friend walked away and the other two men involved in the fight got into a black early 2000s Chevrolet Monte Carlo, then drove away.