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Police Search for Robbery Suspects

Police Search for Robbery Suspects

Metro Police are looking for two men who robbed a woman in August.

It happened at around 1:30 a.m. August 17. The two suspects took the victim’s purse while she was outside a convenience store near Ft. Apache Road and Charleston Boulevard. Police say about 10 minutes after the robbery, the suspects used the victim’s credit card at a store near Sahara Avenue and Buffalo Drive. The suspects were driving a red Saturn SUV.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 828-3591 or to leave an anonymous tip, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. Tips processed through Crime Stoppers that directly lead to an arrest or an indictment may result in a cash reward.

Man Robs Store Clerk at Knifepoint

 

A man robbed a convenience store clerk at knifepoint early Wednesday morning and Metro Police need help finding him.

Around 5 a.m., a man entered the store near Charleston and Hualapai, acting like a customer and approaching the register. When the clerk opened the register, he ran around the counter, produced a long kitchen knife and forced the clerk to give him money from the register. The suspect then fled the business.

The man is described as white, 6-foot-2, 170 pounds with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a camouflage, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Metro Robbery Section at 828-3591 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555, or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Gambling Addiction Drove Priest to Steal Money

A Roman Catholic priest who acknowledged siphoning $650,000 from the bank accounts of his Las Vegas parish is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction, his lawyer said.

Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe said he took the money over eight years from gift store funds, votive candle donations and the church mission.

He is sorry and wants to make restitution to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Summerlin, according to his attorney.

McAuliffe, 58, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to three federal mail fraud charges. He could face up to 60 years in federal prison and $750,000 in fines at sentencing set for Jan. 6.

Stanish said the priest wants to talk about his experience after his case is resolved, in hopes that he can stop gambling from ruining the lives and relationships of others around him.

Vigil to be Held for Erik Scott

Vigil to be Held for Erik Scott

Friends and family are invited Sunday to a memorial vigil in honor of Erik Scott, who was killed last year at the Costco store in Summerlin.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at 801 S. Pavilion Center in Las Vegas.

Scott was shot by Metro Police officers. The following comes from a Las Vegas Sun report on the September 2010 coroner’s inquest proceeding in which the officers were found justified in the shooting.

Police responded to the Costco store after dispatchers received a 911 call indicating that a man with a gun was at the store acting erratically and destroying merchandise, testimony showed.

Police confronted Scott — who was armed but had a concealed weapons permit — as he exited the store with other patrons who were being evacuated.

Two of the three officers who shot Scott testified Tuesday that they felt Scott was an “imminent” threat before they fired.

WATCH: The Arts Take Center Stage

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas is transforming into a cultural mecca, and this weekend, 8 News NOW takea you inside as the arts take center stage.

From the new Smith Center for Performing Arts, to the Neon Boneyard and Arts District, Las Vegas is doing more with arts and theater than ever before.

8 News NOW and our Community Pride sponsors will be the first to take you through the new buildings and give you a sneak peak at what's to come in the next year in our special.

Suspect Takes Plea in Second Robbery

Suspect Takes Plea in Second Robbery

 A Las Vegas judge's son who already admitted being the motorcycle helmet-wearing armed bandit in the $1.5 million casino chip heist at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip plead guilty in another casino robbery.

Anthony Michael Carleo went before a judge Thursday in Las Vegas and took a plea deal to avoid trial in the December 9 robbery at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino in northwest Las Vegas. Authorities say Carleo made off on a motorcycle with almost $19,000.

The second plea could get the 29-year-old Carleo more than the three to 36 years in prison he faces for pleading guilty Tuesday in the December 14 Bellagio heist.   

Carleo's father, George Assad, was ousted by voters this month after nine years as a judge.

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School Prank Could Result in Serious Charges

LAS VEGAS -- Palo Verde High School is the site of some costly vandalism. Over the holiday weekend, someone de-faced the school's courtyard as well as Palo's mascot -- a panther. And while some call it a prank, police say no one will be laughing when they're sitting in jail.

It's a prank, that nobody at Palo Verde High School seems to think is very funny. "We're probably going to have to pay to get that off and we're already in a tight spot when it comes the budget," said student Kate Brady.

Graffiti and paint were found in the courtyard and on the school's mascot. The words Bishop Gorman were left behind. At this point, police have not said if a Bishop Gorman student is behind vandalism. Police say whoever is responsible will face felony charges.