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Robbery at Speedway

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Officer Jeff Barnhurst responded to a possible robbery in progress April 6 at 7:42 am at the Speedway Vanderwagen.


When he arrived he saw a man leaving the store.


As he approached the front door, manager Anita Spencer said she had been working on stock inventory in the back when she heard the front door bell.  Then she heard the cooler door open and she headed for the front of the store.


When she got there she saw a man heading for the exit with two cans of beer and she called out.  She said he turned and told her to open the register and give him all the cash, and he threatened her.


She said she set off the alarm, opened the register and gave him the cash.


She said she did not recognize him and that his face was covered.


Barnhurst looked at the video while security tape was put up to shut down the business.

Barnhurst said he saw a man about six feet tall, around 230 pounds in a blue L.A. Dodgers hoodie and dark Dodgers ball cap.  He saw the man leave the store and get into the passenger side of a black KIA Soul and head south on New Mexico State Road 602.


The incident report was turned over to the investigator.


If you have seen or have any information about this incident or the suspect, please contact Crimestoppers.