Robberies could be connected

CNJ staff

Clovis police are investigating the possibility that a pair of armed robbery incidents in the last six days are connected.
An armed robbery attempt Saturday night bore similarities to another incident two days earlier, Clovis Police officials said Tuesday.

According to police reports, two subjects with bandanas covering their faces attempted to rob a pizza delivery man about 11 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of East Fourth Street. The delivery man told police he fled from the subjects and was able to get in his car and drive away unharmed.

The delivery man said as he approached the residence he heard a gun “racking,” which may have indicated one of the subjects was carrying a shotgun, according to police.

In the first incident, police said two people were robbed at gunpoint while getting into their vehicle about 11 p.m. Thursday in the south parking lot of the Clovis Apartments.

One suspect is described by police as a thinly built Hispanic male armed with a pistol. The other was described as a thinly built 6-foot black male armed with a shotgun. Both reportedly wore red bandannas covering their faces.

They left the scene on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

Another similarity between the incidents is at least one of the subjects in each incident was described as wearing a hooded jacket.

Sgt. Roger Grah of the CPD urged caution Tuesday, saying the incidents do seem to have several similarities, but there is no definitive link between them. If the incidents are connected, Grah said it could happen again.

It is also possible the second crime is a copycat crime, Grah said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests had been made in either case.

“On something like this, we hope someone will come forward to tell us,” Grah said.

Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call the CPD at 763-9470 or the Curry County Crime Stoppers at 763-7000.