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October 1, 2014

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Police identify suspects in robbery spree, firefight with cops

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Mayre Rosales, 20, was arrested Monday in connection with three robberies and firing shots at a police officer.

Suspects in three Monday robberies and a firefight with police have been identified, Metro Police said.

The man who fired at police was identified as 23-year-old Angel Montoya. The other suspect, Mayre Rosales, 20, was stopped in a vehicle near one of the crime scenes. Police later concluded that she was involved in the robberies.

The first robbery was reported about 1:30 a.m. at a 7-Eleven in the 6300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard, Metro Police Officer Laura Meltzer said.

A second call of a robbery of an individual, either inside or outside another 7-Eleven, this one in the 4600 block of East Charleston Boulevard, came in about 10 minutes later, Meltzer said.

Police flooded the area, and one officer saw an altercation at a Rebel gas station in the 4300 block of East Charleston Boulevard around 1:50 a.m., police said. Montoya had committed his third robbery and went toward the back of the gas station. The officer followed him in his squad car behind the gas station, Meltzer said.

Montoya turned and fired multiple shots, striking the police cruiser. The officer returned fire, but no one was hit, Meltzer said.

The charges the suspects were booked include the following:

Montoya: Attempted murder of a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property, three counts of burglary with a deadly weapon, four counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, and three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon.

Rosales: Attempted murder of a police officer, three counts of burglary with a deadly weapon, four counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, and three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon.

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  1. Here we have another example of just how grateful we should be to the men & women of Metro for the job they do and the risks they take in protecting us and our property. They are not alone. Police officers throughout this nation go to work everyday and do the exact same thing and sometimes, it costs them. 2 police officers were killed in the line of duty yesterday when shot by a low-life. How many of us put our lives on the line every work day as law enforcement personnel do? Say a prayer for their safety, please.

  2. Amen to the praise of Metro!!! Thanks folks!!!

    Regarding these criminals...throw them in jail forever.

    I can't wait until their mothers start the usual drivel about how they were just starting to turn their lives around.

  3. I was on the jury that convicted Ed Bennett, teen out of northern Utah, who with a buddy executed a young female clerk at a 7/11 (1980ish). His death sentence was commuted for inexplicable reasons by now-retired Judges on the Nv Supreme Court. His buddy was killed while incarcerated--after coping a plea because we (the jury) told his attorneys we'd convict him too--for knowingly robbing with intent to kill--didn't matter that he hadn't held the gun.

  4. Makes me want to move to Idaho.