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Discarded Sweatshirt Links Man To Tire Robbery

Las Cruces Police have charged one person for his alleged involvement in the November 2009 armed robbery of the Big-O Tire store on El Paseo Road in Las Cruces.

Roshawn Sellers, 24, is charged with one count of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and conspiracy. Sellers, who was already incarcerated at the Dona Ana County Detention Center for an unrelated incident, now has bond set at $50,000 cash.

Las Cruces Police detectives linked Sellers to the robbery after a DNA match, according to police officials. Police collected a sweatshirt that was left behind by one of the suspects as he ran from the crime scene.

The sweatshirt was sent for analysis to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Crime Lab where a technician recovered DNA that matched Sellers, whose DNA profile was already in the New Mexico DNA Index System.

At around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2009, two men walked into the Big-O Tire store at 1330 El Paseo Rd., allegedly displayed a handgun, threatened two employees and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash the suspects left the store and ran east, across El Paseo Road, toward Montana Avenue.

Witnesses described the suspects as black or possibly Hispanic with dark complexions. They were last seen on the 300 block of east Montana Avenue getting into a 1990’s model red Cadillac Deville.

Anyone with additional information on this case, or the identity of the other suspects, is asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to LCTIPS (528477).

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