Police seek suspect in Hastings armed robbery

Posted at: 12/31/2013 8:47 AM
Updated at: 12/31/2013 8:54 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

The Albuquerque Police Department has released security video of a man suspected of robbing a Hastings store at gunpoint over the weekend.

Police said the suspect walked into the Hastings on Lomas near San Pedro with his face uncovered on Saturday night. He then came back into the store wearing a hood and sunglasses.

An employee told police the man pulled out a handgun and said, "Open the register, open it or I'll blow your head off. I'm about to pop shots, you better hurry up."

The employee described the offender as possibly Hispanic with dark hair and a beard, about 5'10" tall and 200 pounds. Another witness at the scene thought the man's beard may have been fake.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 843-7867.