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Metro needs public's help searching for serial bank robber

Metro Police have asked for the public's help in locating a serial bank robber. The alleged thief is suspected of three crimes in seven days, police said.

The latest incident happened Tuesday at the American First Credit Union in the 6000 block of S. Durango Drive near Patrick Lane.

However, this time, the alleged serial robber may have left with a gunshot wound instead of cash.

The others robberies happened last week near the intersection of E. Desert Inn Road and W. Sahara Avenue.

The man's image captured on surveillance video shows him wearing glasses, a hat, and scarf acting as a mask, over part of his face.

"I saw police and a lot of commotion," Tony Delgado said. "When you see a lot of yellow tape like this, they don't want you in there. That means it's pretty serious."

Police said this time around during the alleged thief's robbery spree a security guard fired off some shots... Read More

Metro needs public's help searching for serial bank robber

Metro Police have asked for the public's help in locating a serial bank robber. The alleged thief is suspected of three crimes in seven days, police said.

The latest incident happened Tuesday at the American First Credit Union in the 6000 block of S. Durango Drive near Patrick Lane.

However, this time, the alleged serial robber may have left with a gunshot wound instead of cash.

The others robberies happened last week near the intersection of E. Desert Inn Road and W. Sahara Avenue.

The man's image captured on surveillance video shows him wearing glasses, a hat, and scarf acting as a mask, over part of his face.

"I saw police and a lot of commotion," Tony Delgado said. "When you see a lot of yellow tape like this, they don't want you in there. That means it's pretty serious."

Police said this time around during the alleged thief's robbery spree a security guard fired off some shots... Read More

Security guard reportedly fires gun at credit union robbery suspect

A security guard at a credit union in southwest Las Vegas reportedly fired his gun at a suspect during an attempted robbery, Metro Police said.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. in the 6000 block of S. Durango Drive near Patrick Lane.

According to police, the suspect was a white male in his 30's wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and possibly a mask. The security guard shot at the suspect twice and may have hit him.

It's possible the suspect is being treated at a local hospital.

The suspect was gone when police arrived at the scene... Read More

Metro investigating officer-iinvolved shooting in southwest Las Vegas

Metro police said one of their own was involved in an overnight shooting on the valley's southwest side.

At 12:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to 9800 River Trade Street, near Mountains Edge Parkway and Buffalo Drive after receiving calls about a home burglary.

Investigators told 8 News NOW that a suspect armed with a long gun broke into a home in the neighborhood and then moved from house to house in the area.

According to Metro's news release, an officer found the suspect hiding in a backyard and said the suspect pointed his gun at him. The officer fired one round, missing him, and the suspect ran off.

Another person in the area saw what happened and was able to subdue the suspect after hitting him with a baseball bat.

The police arrested the suspect and he was sent to UMC and with non life threatening injuries.

This is the 3rd officer involved-shooting in metro's jurisdiction... Read More

Las Vegas teen arrested for threatening to shoot high school

Police say a 16-year-old boy was arrested for threatening to shoot his high school on social media.

Police arrested the boy Tuesday on charges of making terroristic threats. Clark County School District Police Capt. Ken Young says he does not believe the student meant to follow through with his threat of start a shooting at Durango High School.

The teen is currently being held at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

The teen sent the threat via Twitter on Monday. Some parents say they decide not to send their kids to school and others say the school district did not notify them about the tweet.

CCSD says they typically send out parent notifications in cases where it sees a credible threat... Read More

4 arrested for allegedly robbing taxicab drivers

Metro Police arrested four people accused of robbing taxicab drivers in the south and northwestern parts of the valley.

According to Metro, on March 8, at approximately 2:40 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 9500 block of West Maule Avenue to investigate a report of a robbery to a taxicab driver. The victim told officers after he picked up several passengers near South Las Vegas Boulevard, he was instructed to drive to an apartment complex in the area of South Fort Apache Road and West Sunset Road.

Metro said when the taxicab driver dropped the suspects off at the complex located in the 9500 block of West Maule Avenue, they showed a gun and demanded the victim's money and property... Read More

Man armed with machete taken into custody near Flamingo and Rainbow

Police took a man with a machete into custody after a brief struggle Wednesday afternoon. The man had been barricaded in a home with a juvenile.

According to officers, the incident started as a domestic violence call in the 7000 block of Clearwater Avenue near W. Flamingo Road and S. Rainbow Boulevard.

Both directions of Flamingo were shut down between Rainbow & Tenaya during the incident, according to Metro Police.

Officers were called to investigate a situation in which a man was armed with a large knife.

Diskin Elementary School was also placed on a lockdown due to police activity in the area... Read More