SFPD arrest armed robber who claims she needed beer money

Posted at: 07/08/2014 4:24 PM
By: Kristen Garcia, KOB.com

Amanda Ahumada, 25
Amanda Ahumada, 25

Photo: Santa Fe Police Public Information Officer

Community tips helped Santa Fe police identify a woman who is accused of taking part in an armed robbery that occurred at the Holiday Inn Express on Cerillos Road in Santa Fe on May 18th.

The woman was identified as Amanda Ahumada, 25. According to SFPD, Ahumada is the woman seen in surveillance video jumping out of the car, threating a hotel employee, and fleeing the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The victim told police Ahumda demanded money and said “I’m not afraid to blast you,” insinuating she had a weapon.

When detectives questioned Ahumada, she admitted to the crime and told officers she robbed the hotel because she needed beer money.

Police are still investigating leads into the identities of the two men also seen in the surveillance video. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Santa Fe Police at (505) 428-3710 or Crime Stoppers at (505) 955-5050.

Video and images of robbery trio and be seen on the department’s Facebook page.