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"Mustache Bandit" Sought by Metro Police

A man identified by Metro Police as the "Mustache Bandit" for his facial hair seen in one robbery is wanted in connection with a number of incidents.

Police released a video and photographs Thursday of the man and said he is considered a "very active armed robbery" suspect. The video shows the man in the act of robbing a store, forcing customers to stand still while he demands cash from the register.

Police said the robberies started in April, with his latest hit on June 18. He is described as a white man, 35 to 45 years old, between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing between 200 and 220 pounds.

The robber has been seen getting into the passenger side of a white pickup truck. The get-away driver is also described as a white man.

I-Team: North Las Vegas Could Close Jail, Cut 100 Jobs

I-Team: North Las Vegas Could Close Jail, Cut 100 Jobs

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- 8 News Now has learned the North Las Vegas jail is only days away from a possible takeover by Metro Police that could result in up to 100 layoffs.

Sources tell the I-Team the city of North Las Vegas is working out a deal that would close its jail and move about 170 inmates to the Las Vegas jail. The potential move would be necessary because of a $33 million dollar budget shortfall in North Las Vegas.

Third Teen Charged as an Adult in Auto-Buyer Slaying

 

A third Las Vegas teenager is being charged as an adult in the robbery-slaying of an auto salvage worker who police say was shot dead after being lured to a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood thinking he was buying two cars.

Court records show that Jourdon Foger Holmes faces murder, robbery and conspiracy charges in the March 1 slaying of 44-year-old Wallace David Zarza. Holmes turned 18 a week after Zarza was found shot dead on Ellingson Drive.

An aide to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says 15-year-old Tyler John Ashley is facing similar charges as an adult, along with co-defendant Daniel Jarod Goodman. Goodman is 18. He was arrested March 8 at Bonanza High School.

It's not immediately clear if Holmes has a lawyer.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)

Suspects in Downtown Murder Due in Court

Suspects in Downtown Murder Due in Court

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two 20-year-olds are back in Las Vegas to face charges in the slaying of a 58-year-old man whose body was found stuffed in a box outside a downtown apartment.

Jail records show Anthony Stiger and Melanie Costantini were returned in custody Nov. 23 from Southern California. They were arrested there Nov. 14 in the death of Harold Myles Shilberg.

They’re due in court Wednesday on felony murder and conspiracy charges.

The coroner says Shilberg's body had multiple cuts when it was found Nov. 9 outside the Newport Apartments on East Fremont Street.

Investigators reported finding a bloody saw, shoes and clothing in an apartment where Stiger and Costantini lived, and a videotape of them buying a box like one in which Shilberg was found.

Checkpoint to be Set Up Downtown

Checkpoint to be Set Up Downtown

 

Anyone going out Wednesday night for a downtown celebration before Thanksgiving is warned that Metro will be running a sobriety checkpoint in the area.

Postal Inspectors Search for Mailbox Thief

Postal Inspectors Search for Mailbox Thief

The United States Postal Inspection Service is looking for a man involved in a series of break-ins at apartment mailboxes.

The inspectors say the suspect is responsible for breaking into mailboxes at three different apartment buildings in October.

  • The first happened at West Park Condominiums, 5125 W. Reno Avenue.
  • The second happened at Camden Cove Apartments, 4700 W. Rochelle Avenue.
  • The final crime happened at 5109 N. Rainbow Boulevard.

All of the break-ins happened in the early morning hours. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid-to-late 20s. He has a mustache or goatee, and he has a shaved head. The suspect has been seen wearing Oakland Raiders football gear and a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to call the Las Vegas Postal Inspectors at 796-2965.