APD Recovers Stolen Property and Arrests Armed Subject within an Hour of Robbery
By Officer Tasia Martinez
APD Northeast Field Units capture and arrest an armed bandit moments after he forced a 7-Eleven clerk to the ground at gunpoint. Stolen property and the handgun used in the crime were recovered in speedy capture.
Deandre Boxton, 24, is being held on a $50,000 cash bond at the Metropolitan Detention Center on armed robbery charges. APD Robbery Detectives say that Boxton entered a 7-Eleven, 9215 Indian School Rd. NE, on November 30, 2012 and robbed two women, the store clerk and a customer inside of the establishment.
The female store clerk reported to police that two men entered the store. She said one of the men pointed a handgun at her face and forced her to the ground while the men robbed the store, took her personal items and also robbed a female customer who was inside the store at the time.
APD Robbery Detectives who were working on a robbery tactical operation arrived within minutes of the 911 call as the two offenders fled the scene. Detectives were able to obtain vehicle and suspect descriptions which were immediately broadcast to all police citywide.
APD Field officers who heard the broadcast located a suspect vehicle and arrested one suspect when they recognized the described vehicle in a Northeast Albuquerque neighborhood. Boxton was identified as one of the offenders and taken into custody within an hour of the crime.
APD Robbery Detectives executed a search warrant on the suspect’s vehicle and located numerous stolen items, a handgun which is believed to have been used in the robbery, and the clothing worn by the suspects during the crime.
Detectives are still looking for the second suspect. If anyone has any information regarding this crime or the second suspect please contact the APD Armed Robbery Unit at 924-6000.