2 guys jailed in Las Vegas-area retail theft ring

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CITY POLICE Raul Cruz CITY COPS Kenneth Payne The suspects would rush out of stores with shopping carts filled with taken products including electronics and food, and one of them would use a baton or a stun weapon to intimidate anybody who faced them.

A minimum of 4 suspects in a string of at least 8 burglaries at Las Vegas and North Las Vegas stores, which started in October, stay unidentified and on the run, cops stated. Two were jailed Saturday night.

Raul Cruz, 26, and getaway motorist Kenneth Payne, 30, were collared throughout a burglary at an organisation in the 8600 block of West Charleston Boulevard, near Durango Drive, cops said. Employees had actually recognized the suspects from report.

Staff members of the shop called 911 about 8 p.m. at some point after the alleged thieves arrived at the business and started packing shopping carts, authorities said. An employee confronted them as they headed toward a back exit, but Cruz threatened the employee with a baton, inning accordance with authorities.

That’s when a City officer got here and confronted the suspects, who removed running, cops stated. That officer took Cruz into custody in a close-by area.

Payne, the getaway driver, stayed at the scene where he was detained, police said.

The robberies followed a comparable modus operandi. The suspects would pack up shopping carts and flee through fire exits at the back of the businesses and load up the taken product into a trip automobile.

If confronted, a suspect– believed to be Cruz– would threaten those who followed them with a baton or a stun weapon, police said.

Cruz and Payne were booked at the Clark County Detention Center on multiple counts of break-in with a fatal weapon, robbery, conspiracy to dedicate robbery, felony theft and conspiracy to dedicate felony theft, authorities said.

Anybody with info on the location of the unknown suspects is asked to call authorities at 702-828-3483. To remain confidential, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

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