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Shots fired during armed robbery at Las Cruces Comfort Inn

Credit: MGN Online

Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps identify two men who committed an armed robbery Thursday morning and discharged a gun during the incident.

Two masked men entered the Comfort Inn and Suites at 1300 Avenida de Mesilla, according to police. One of the men was armed with a handgun and used it to threaten the hotel clerk and demand money from the register, said police.

The hotel clerk, a woman, complied with the demands and then tried to distance herself from the robbers, said police. The armed man fired one round toward the woman as she ran away.

The woman was not struck and was not physically injured during the incident.

The two men fled the hotel in an unknown direction.

The armed robber was described as white and about 5 feet 6 inches tall. The second suspect was described as Hispanic and about 5 feet 3 inches tall. Both men were wearing ski masks and gloves, and both were said to be thin. The two men were described as young, possibly in their late teens or early 20s.

Anyone with information that can help identify the two robbers is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Those who provide tips through Crime Stoppers do not have to provide their own name and can remain completely anonymous.

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