A Santa Fe woman has been charged with armed robbery in connection to the Feb. 8 holdup at the Burrito Spot restaurant at Cordova and Cerrillos roads.

Marissa Montoya, 18, is accused of holding two employees at gunpoint and taking $670 from the restaurant’s two cash registers, according to an affidavit for arrest warrant filed Thursday in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court.

The affidavit states three women were involved in the robbery, but only Montoya has been charged. As of Friday evening, Montoya had not been arrested.

A Burrito Spot employee told Santa Fe police officers the woman identified as Montoya jumped over the restaurant’s counter and held a gun to her head and forced her to open a cash register. The suspect then went into the kitchen and forced a second employee to the front of the restaurant, the affidavit states.

A third woman served as a lookout, according to the affidavit.

Police indentified Montoya with the help of an employee at a local vape shop who made a suspicious persons report to police earlier that day. The employee told police that Montoya, along with another woman, walked around the store nine times over two hours and 45 minutes and were acting strangely, the affidavit states.

Officers asked the vape shop employee to review footage of the Burrito Spot robbery, and she positively identified Montoya as the woman holding the gun, the affidavit states.

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(4) comments

Andrew Lucero

Looking forward to seeing her mug shot plastered on the front page of the New Mexican, so we can keep an eye out for her. Because God knows, our judges aren't going to do anything about her. Once she is caught, she'll be back on our streets within days.

Gerald Joyce

Within minutes!

Steven Salemi


Khal Spencer

We need to close these recent cases and put some folks in jail!

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