SANTA FE, N.M. — In Santa Fe’s second armed robbery in a single night and the third in four days, a lone woman armed with a handgun robbed the Allsup’s convenience store on lower Agua Fria on Friday night and fired two shots as she left.
The woman entered the store around 7 p.m., demanded cash and escaped with an undetermined amount of money. “I understand she fired two shots in the air (outside) as she left,” said Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia. No one was hurt.
The robbery follows two armed heists the police believer were committed by the same group.
On Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, two masked men armed with handguns who fired one or two shots robbed the Dollar Mart on Airport Road. Police believe the same men then robbed the MVD Express on St. Michael’s Drive at around 6 p.m. on Friday night.
A shot was fired in that robbery and a female employee was slightly injured when one of the robbers, who were again masked, hit her in the face with a handgun. Six employees, a customer and a 2-year-old child were inside during the MVD Express robbery but no one else was harmed.
In the Allsup’s robbery, the robber was seen running west on Agua Fria after the heist. She is described as being short, and her face was obscured by a hooded sweatshirt.
Deputies are working to obtain store surveillance video, said Garcia. Asked how unusual it was to have a woman robbery suspect, Garcia said, “It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen.”
The suspects in the MVD Express robbery are described as: one man about 5 feet, 11 inches, tall, heavyset and weighing about 230 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and a black mask; and a second man about 5 feet, 8 inches, tall, with a thin build, about 145 pounds, wearing a black zip-up jacket and a black ski-type mask.
In the Dollar Mart robbery, CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the robber’s arrest. Surveillance video of that robbery can be seen on the SFPD’s Facebook page, facebook.com/santafepolice.
Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call police at 505-428-3710 or CrimeStoppers at 505-955-5050. Tipsters can remain anonymous.