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July 28, 2014

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Police say they’ve cracked case involving robbers posing as Mormon missionaries

Abraham Austin

Abraham Austin

Robert Estall, from December 2011

Robert Estall, from December 2011

Metro Police say they’ve identified the two men who posed as Mormon missionaries and were involved in a violent residential robbery earlier this summer.

One of them, Abraham Austin, 28, was arrested without incident Friday in the 4200 block of East Craig Road, Metro reported in a news release this afternoon. He is jailed without bail in the Clark County Detention Center

The other suspect, identified as Robert Estall, 25, remains at large, Metro said.

Austin was arrested on several counts, including conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary with a gun, battery to commit robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.

The counts stem from a June 27 robbery involving two suspects who posed as missionaries.

The victim told police a pair of men dressed in white dress shirts and black slacks knocked on his door and asked to speak about religion. Police say the victim spoke with the men for about five minutes before they jumped him, punched him and stole property at gunpoint.

Anyone with information regarding the crimes or the whereabouts of Estall is urged to contact Metro’s robbery section at 702-828-3591. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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