A masked man armed with a knife staged a broad daylight robbery at an establishment in Koblerville on Thursday, police said.
Department of Public Safety information officer Jason T. Tarkong said the suspect, described as about 5'7” tall and 160 lbs, was able to run away with $150 cash.
Tarkong said no one was reported injured.
Police officers on Thursday at 2:48pm responded to a 911 call from Shear Magic Beauty Salon and Western Union located by KB Store where a robbery reportedly happened.
The suspect, wearing a black mask and black clothing, entered the establishment and pointed a knife at two female employees.
The suspect grabbed a metal cash box and ran into the parking lot where he then jumped into the rear passenger side of a getaway vehicle.
The vehicle sped off west on Koblerville road toward San Antonio area.
Tarkong said the getaway vehicle was described as a fully tinted white Toyota Matrix four-door sedan.
Tarkong said the car's license plate was blocked with a piece of cardboard.
“Anyone with information can call DPS at 911. Should you want to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272 or use our website at www.nmicrimestoppers.net,” said Tarkong, who is also coordinator for Crime Stoppers Program.
Last July 19, a masked man armed with a machete robbed MCM2 Poker Game Room located behind San Jose Mart in San Jose.
No one was reported injured but the suspect managed to run away with over $10,000 cash, police said.