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Metro releases dramatic video of armed robbery at ATM

Metro Police are releasing the surveillance video of a robbery at an ATM near Town Center and Summerlin Parkway in hopes that someone will recognize the suspect.

Police released photos of the suspect last month shortly after the April 4 robbery, but have not been able to identify the suspect.

The robbery occurred around 7:40 a.m. at the bank located in the 1900 block of Village Center Circle. According to police, a woman was making a deposit at an ATM when a male suspect approached the driver's side window, pointed a gun at her and demanded money and her purse. The woman gave him her purse.

The suspect then fled on foot and got into the passenger seat of a parked vehicle which was described as a small, dark, older-model sedan with an "03" sticker on the windshield. ... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Gun thieves caught on camera

Nearly a dozen guns were stolen from a Summerlin home, and now there's fear that the weapons may be in the wrong hands.

The thieves were caught in the act on surveillance video you're only going to see on 8 News NOW.

Metro Police are investigating the theft, but the homeowner has also decided to take things into his own hands. Fred Flamm has hired two private investigators to find the guns. He has also turned to 8 News NOW to get the word out.

"The guy was coming over the gate, and his face was exposed right there," Flamm said.

Flamm says two burglars broke into his home, stealing personal items, along with the nine guns.

"They broke into the door this way here," Flamm said as he showed the damage. "So when they went around this corner here, they were caught on this camera as well."

According to Flamm, the burglars were prepared because they turned off his motion sensors... Read More

Woman robbed at gunpoint at drive-up ATM in Summerlin

Metro Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside a local bank.

This happened on Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. at the drive-up ATM outside of a bank near Village Center Circle and Trails Center Drive.

Police say as the woman was making a deposit, the suspect pointed a handgun at her and demanded money. She told him she didn't have anymore money so he told her to give him her purse instead. He was able to get away with cash, credit cards, driver's license, and her cell phone.

The man then ran off and got into the passenger seat of a small, dark, older-model sedan with an "03" sticker on the windshield.

Officials ask anyone with information to call police or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.... Read More

Record numbers of hikers, climbers at Red Rock causes temporary closures

It's Spring, so the visitation numbers at national parks across the country have been record breaking, including right here in southern Nevada.

At Lake Mead, visitation increased 13 percent last year. The national recreation area is ranked seventh highest in attendance across the United States. But the busy season is even more pronounced by overcrowding at smaller parks like Red Rock conservation area.

In just the past five weeks Red Rock National Conservation area has had to temporarily close six times! Officials at the Bureau of Land Management call it "Red Rock Season," which means thousands of people are coming out before the summer heat hits.

When the 8 News NOW crews drove into Red Rock to report on this issue, there was even a back up along the side of the scenic route loop.

"This is the most crowded I've ever seen it," said Bereket Michael, Las Vegas resident. It's hard to get parking in fact."... Read More

Development of Summerlin's newest village underway

Development of Summerlin's newest village is officially underway.

It's located on 300 acres at the base of the mountains west of the the 215 between Cheyenne and Lake Mead.

It's been in the works for years, but was stalled by the recession. The fact they're finally moving forward is another sign our economy is getting back on track.

"Lots of different views, some canyon, some mountain, some city views, depending on your lot," said Jason Demuth, PulteGrouup

Perched at an elevation of 3,200 feet, future residents of Summerlin's newest village will have a view of the Las Vegas valley to the east and the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area to the west.

"It is Red Rock Recreation Area, so there will not be development up that canyon, so homeowners with those lots, they've got that great view," Demuth said... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More

Local GOP hold inauguration day celebrations in Downtown Summerlin

Republicans in Las Vegas gathered Friday to celebrate the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

There was a lot of excitement among the local GOP members who said they had been waiting for this day for eight years. They said they're confident change is on the horizon.

Trump's inauguration was an emotional day for some, but Melissa Gokmogol said her tears were tears of joy.

"I worked for the campaign during the election cycle, and I worked so hard for this," said Gokmogol. "I am so grateful for this opportunity."

The Nevada Women for Trump hosted the event in Downtown Summerlin. It was filled with "Make America Great Again" merchandise.

All of the attendees seemed to have their own take on what the phrase meant... Read More