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Metro PCS cellphone shop robbed at knifepoint on Friday the 13th in Central El Paso

Posted on May 6, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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(Photo: Courtesy Crime Stoppers of El Paso)

El Paso police are trying to identify a man who used a knife during a Friday the 13th cellphone shop robbery last month.

The unsolved robbery on April 13 is Crime Stoppers of El Paso’s Crime of the Week.

The robbery occurred at 1:15 p.m. at the Metro PCS shop at 2920 N. Piedras St., four blocks south of Fort Boulevard, Crime Stoppers said.

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A man armed with a knife threatened two employees and ordered them to get on the floor, police said. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said that witnesses saw the man running east through an alley.

A man robs a Metro PCS shop on April 13 at 2920 N. Piedras St.

The man was about 5 feet 5-to-10 inches tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a front logo showing a W hand sign and stating "Streetwise" on top and "West" on the bottom.

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The man was also wearing khaki pants, white gloves, a black baseball cap and black Adidas sneakers.

Anyone with information on the robber may anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 566-8477 or leave a tip online at crimestoppersofelpaso.org.

Daniel Borunda may be reached at 546-6102; dborunda@elpasotimes.com; @BorundaDaniel on Twitter.

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Rep. French Hill: How do we secure the border? Here’s what I learned on my trip to Del Rio, Texas

Posted on April 30, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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Migrant caravan seeking asylum arrives at US border Recently, I visited Del Rio, Texas, marking my fourth visit to the southwest border. My previous trips have taken me to El Paso and Laredo in Texas, and San Diego in California. Del Rio offered a unique perspective to border security because of its rural character, allowing […]

Texas A&M, LSU coaches to speak in Houston at upcoming events

Posted on April 24, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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The new Texas A&M coach and the semi-new LSU coach will visit the Touchdown Club of Houston over the next couple of weeks, and tickets are still available to both events that help raise money for area high schools and prep athletes. The Aggies’ Jimbo Fisher will speak on the recently-completed spring drills and his […]

Marcus assuming management of two downtown El Paso hotels – Milwaukee – Milwaukee Business Journal

Posted on April 18, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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Marcus Hotels & Resorts said Tuesday that it is assuming management of two hotels in downtown El Paso, Texas, expanding the Milwaukee hospitality company’s portfolio in Texas. Marcus Hotels, a division of The Marcus Corp. (NYSE: MCS) of Milwaukee, assumed management of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown effective April 4. The company […]

Land sale issue raised in affordable housing project for Colorado Springs seniors

Posted on April 12, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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An apartment complex on Colorado Springs’ northeast side would reduce the city’s significant affordable housing shortage for senior citizens. The City Council approved selling nearly 11/2 acres at 4921 Templeton Gap Road for $1 to Greccio Housing, a local affordable housing nonprofit, on March 27. One councilman complained that other agencies didn’t have a chance […]

El Paso Mayor On National Guard Deployments To Mexican Border

Posted on April 6, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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President Trump is sending the National Guard to the U.S.- Mexico border. David Greene talks to Dee Margo, mayor of El Paso, Texas, who says he’s not convinced that his city needs additional forces. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR stories you don’t want to […]

Reader disheartened by Animal Control

Posted on March 31, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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(Photo: Courtesy of El Paso County Sheriff’s Office) I will probably open a can of worms with this, but here it goes. This morning I attempted to rescue a dog that had reportedly been in the desert for about three weeks. I found the dog, it ran, I ran (through the desert). Luckily, it ran […]

Here’s How Much You Need To Earn To Live In El Paso County

Posted on March 25, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — El Paso County is one of the least expensive large metropolis areas to live in Colorado, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The organization recently released its 2018 family budget calculator that estimates how costly it is to live in each of America’s 3,142 counties and 611 metro areas. The group […]

Texas bomb probe may turn on trace of lint or random video clip

Posted on March 19, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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In the hunt for whoever is responsible for four bombings in Texas, investigators hope to crack the case by finding a sliver of forensic evidence or a telling video clip linking the attacker to the scene of at least one of the attacks, in which two people died and four were wounded. Experts who have […]

Another explosion rocks Texas capital and injures woman

Posted on March 13, 2018 (Comments Closed)
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Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man elsewhere in the city this month, and they’re considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black. Shortly after police Chief Brian Manley held […]