Second robbery reported in less than a week

Robbery suspect at Dollar General, Alamosa, on Sunday. Courtesy photo

ALAMOSA– A second “armed” robbery in less than a week is under investigation by the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 366 Santa Fe Avenue, about 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 where employees said an unknown male dressed in red hoodie and grey sweatpants, and wearing a medical mask, got away with $620 in random currency. The suspect approached the cash register as if to purchase an item and pulled out a small pocketknife and demanded the money in the register.

Employees complied with the demand and the suspect fled on foot. Deputies arrived on scene and canvassed the area as well as using the ACSO K9 unit to track the suspect.

Sheriff Robert Jackson said the robbery has some similarities to an armed robbery at City Market on January 10.

The Alamosa Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating this incident and is requesting assistance from the community in identifying the suspect in the surveillance photo. If you have any information, please contact the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office at 719-589-6608 or CSP Dispatch at 719-589-5807.


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