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Police Looking for Bank Robber

Police Looking for Bank Robber

Metro Police are looking for a man in connection with two bank robberies earlier this month.

According to police, the first robbery happened Jan. 22 at around 12:20 p.m. near Lake Mead and Rampart boulevards. The second was Jan. 28 at around 11:15 a.m. near Rainbow Boulevard and Russell Road.

In both robberies, the man went to a teller and handed over a note demanding money. He then lifted up his sweatshirt to display a gun in his waistband. In both cases, the tellers gave him money and he left.

The man is described as a white man with brown hair who is between 24 and 26 years old. He is between 6 foot 1 and 6 foot 3 and between 180 and 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a red Alabama Crimson Tide baseball cap, dark gray hooded sweatshirt with white, horizontal stripes, blue jeans and sneakers.

Police Search for Fast Food Restaurant Robber

Police Search for Fast Food Restaurant Robber

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed a fast food restaurant in December.

According to police, the man walked into the restaurant in the 2500 block of South Durango, which is near where the road intersects with Sahara Avenue, approached the counter, pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.

The employee gave him money, and the suspect left walking eastbound across the street.

The man is described as a white man between 26 and 27 years old. He is between 5 foot 11 and 6 foot and 160 pounds. He has blonde hair, blue eyes and a goatee. He was wearing a dark hoodie and light-colored blue jeans.

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

Police Still Search for Man Who Stole Cab

Police Still Search for Man Who Stole Cab

Metro Police have re-released a picture of a man they say robbed a cab driver this past summer because the man has still not been identified.

According to police, at around 2:30 a.m. on August 22, the man called for a cab from a business near Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way.

After being driven to the area of Tropicana Avenue and Ft. Apache Road, the man became upset and got out of the cab. The driver also got out of the cab. At that point, the man pulled out a gun and threatened the cab driver, police said.

The man then got back into the cab and drove away with it. The car was later recovered.

The man police are looking for is described as a white man in his 20s with a medium build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, glasses, a light-colored T-shirt and jeans.

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.

Jewelry Thief Sentenced to Two Years

A Las Vegas man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of expensive jewelry from golf courses in southern Nevada was sentenced to two years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney.

A U.S. District judge sentenced 47-year-old Jeffrey Cochran to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. He must also pay more than $300,000 in restitution.

Between Sept. 2010 and March 2012, Cochran stole jewelry, including Tag Heuer and Rolex watches, from people at golf courses in other states and in Nevada. He would then sell them at trade shows, jewelry stores and pawn shops.

Police Looking for Man Who Tried to Rob Bank

Police Looking for Man Who Tried to Rob Bank

Metro Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a bank inside a grocery store near Desert Inn Road and Durango Drive.

According to police, the man approached a teller and presented a note demanding money. The teller did not give the man anything. The would-be robber eventually became frustrated and walked away.

The man police are looking for is described as an Asian man in his 30s. He is between 5 foot 4 and 5 foot 8 with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, dark sunglasses, black jacket and black gloves.

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

Police Search for Man Involved in Two Robberies

Police Search for Man Involved in Two Robberies

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed two convenience stores in October.

According to police, the first robbery happened just after 4 a.m. Oct. 19 at a store in the 3900 block of North Tenaya Way.

The man walked into the store, pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money, police said. The clerk gave the man money and he ran from the store southbound towards an apartment complex.

The second robbery happened in the 7500 block of West Cheyenne Avenue just after 4 a.m. Oct. 21. Police say the man followed the same pattern has the other robbery. He used a small black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.

The man police are looking for is described as a black man between 18 and 22 years old, 6 foot and between 170 and 180 pounds.

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 Men Involved in Series of Burglaries

Police Looking for Men Involved in Series of Burglaries

Metro Police are searching for three more people they believe are involved in a series of burglaries in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

Police arrested one suspect in connection with the burglaries and now believe there are three more people involved.

According to police, Norman Cook, 49 of Las Vegas was arrested Oct. 22 on multiple counts of burglary and obtaining money or property under false pretenses.

Cook was arrested after police said he pawned property taken during a residential burglary.

Detectives believe the men would arrive in a neighborhood in the early morning hours as people were leaving for work and other activities. When they found homes they believed were empty, one of the suspects would knock on the door. If there was no response, they would get inside through an unlocked door or window, or they would forcibly break into the home.

Police say they would steal cash, jewelry, electronics and firearms.