Santa Fe police responded to an armed robbery shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday at an Allsup’s convenience store in the Railyard District.

Two men armed with handguns entered the store at 650 Cerrillos Road and robbed a cashier, Capt. Aaron Ortiz said. No shots were fired.

The suspects dropped a handgun and some cash as they fled, he said, and then they returned to their vehicle and drove off.

Ortiz said the suspects have not yet been identified.

Store clerks described one suspect as a thin man who stood about 5-foot-10 and wore black clothes, a black beanie and sunglasses.

Clerks described the other suspect as wearing a white and gray jacket, dark pants and work boots.

The suspects drove a newer-model silver four-door sedan, possibly a Hyundai, Ortiz said.

The robbery is still under investigation.

(6) comments

Khal Spencer

Stop electing soft on crime people. I'm all in on those who want and need help. Armed robbery deserves the sternest of responses. Hopefully the P.D. can get some prints and DNA off the dropped handgun.

Russell Scanlon

I agree—armed robbery/assault should be punished harshly. However, by the time it gets to this point it is already too late. There are too many addicted, uneducated, desperate young men out there and this is the source of most of the world’s problems.

Khal Spencer

True. But we need to stop creating them.

Richard Reinders

We are not in Kansas any more, I don’t know what to say. Everyday I read about crime either in the paper or Nextdoor. People of Santa Fe are tired of lax prosecution and revolving door justice leading to criminals getting more brazen.

Khal Spencer

Seems to be a game of whack-a-mole.

Just one example. Saw a bunch of people today about to "evict" the personal possessions of someone camping under a bridge over the Fanta Se River and splitting time under a bridge culvert up the street. Housing median is now over 500k in this town. Nice for some, and sucks-to-be-you for others. Try to build something inexpensive, which means higher density and building up rather than out on expensive land, and people howl in protest.

Its likely too late, as Russell says, for many of those with nothing to lose. How to we stop creating more who have nothing to lose? At least in jail, one gets three hots and a cot, so what's to lose by doing something that will either work or if not, get you room and board in the Greybar Hotel. Maybe we need a Works Progress Administration again, as an alternative to jail for those who are worth the risk.

David Brown

Profound your comment is.

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