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Man accused of robbing Las Cruces woman at gunpoint arrested
By: Jesse Martinez
LAS CRUCES, N.M. Police arrested a man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint near University Avenue.
Police said Vincent Montano took a 40-year-old woman's cellphone and shoulder bag at gunpoint on Sept. 19.
The victim was walking to her car on Chaparral Street near University Avenue when she was approached by Montano, police said. Inside the woman's bag were bank cards and several other items.
A few hours after the robbery, the victim learned that her cards were used at various businesses within Las Cruces.
Police got in touch with the businesses where the cards were used and gathered enough information to identify Montano as a suspect, police said.
He was arrested Friday and charged with one count of armed robbery. He was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bail set at $25,000, cash only.
Additional charges against Montano are pending, and it is not known if he is responsible for any other armed robberies that occurred in that area, police said.