Press release: Witnesses apprehend robbery suspect

A local woman was robbed of a money bag containing an undisclosed amount of money at a Clovis Allsup’s Convenience Store located at Grand and Prince Street today on Friday, June 18, 2010 at approximately 10:00 am when a suspect described as a black male was standing by an ice machine in front of the […]

Police: Man in clown mask robs convenience store

CNJ staff A man wearing a clown mask robbed an Allsup’s convenience store of less than $50 early Sunday morning, according to Clovis police. Police were called to the store at 1500 Mabry Dr. around 6 a.m. for a report of a clerk robbed at gunpoint, records show. The clerk told police a “chunky” built […]

Police investigate muggings

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Clovis police are investigating about half a dozen muggings within recent weeks. This weekend, two purse snatchings added to a growing list of residents who have been robbed. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the descriptions victims have been able to provide police are sketchy at best and police are having […]

Portales Dawg Houze robbed at gunpoint

Freedom New Mexico The Dawg Houze Package Store in Portales was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said one person came in at 8:25 p.m., produced a gun, demanded money and received an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The robber was in and out in about one minute, […]

Man breaks leg attempting to fend off robbery

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A 72-year-old Clovis man suffered a broken leg in a failed attempt to fend off a robbery with a bag of turnips. Larry Porter is being treated at a Lubbock hospital after police said two men robbed him in front of his home. Porter had just exited his vehicle […]

Business near Cannon robbed, clerk beaten

CNJ staff The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help finding a man who robbed and beat a clerk Wednesday morning at an alterations store near Cannon Air Force Base. Just before 9 a.m., a man entered Alterations by Wan at 1517 U.S. 60/84 and robbed a female employee at knife point. The suspect […]

Allsup’s robbed at gunpoint

A Clovis Allsup’s convenience store located at 301 North Prince Street was robbed at gunpoint early this morning at approximately 12:35 am on March 3, 2009 when a suspect described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a skinny build weighing about 120-150 pounds, wearing a […]

Police investigating armed robbery at Sonic in Portales

Freedom New Mexico An armed man robbed the Sonic on Chicago Street about 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Portales police. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said one person entered the restaurant with his face partially covered, produced a handgun, demanded cash, and left. As of about 10:15 p.m., Berry said the police didn’t have a […]

Police: Tucumcari man assaulted, robbed for $5

Freedom New Mexico An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized in fair condition after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. According to court records: Bobby Vandiver, […]

Woman robbed at gunpoint Monday

CNJ staff A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Clovis convenience store Monday afternoon, according to Clovis police. According to a CPD press release: • The victim was sitting in a vehicle parked in front of Allsup’s at Grand and Prince streets around 3:30 p.m. when a man pointed a […]

Pizza delivery driver robbed Sunday

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the Sunday night robbery of a pizza delivery driver. Around 10:30 p.m. police received a report a female delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when she went to the area of 13th and West streets to deliver a pizza order. According to a police report, the 19-year-old delivery driver […]

Convenience store robbed Sunday

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Pizza Hut robbed Sunday night

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday night at the Pizza Hut on 21st Street. According to a CPD press release: • Just before midnight after the restaurant had closed, an employee was confronted outside by a male with a bandana over his mouth holding a small rifle-type gun. • The suspect […]

Woman kidnapped and robbed Saturday

CNJ staff A 26-year-old female fast-food employee reported she was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning while en route to the bank to make the store’s deposit, according to police. The victim, a manager at Wendy’s restaurant on North Prince, said two Hispanic males got into her vehicle at Ashford and Parkland around 9 […]

Police: Cab driver filed false report

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Cab driver robbed at gunpoint

By CNJ staff A Clovis cab driver was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, according to police reports. Shortly after midnight, the 30-year-old driver called police to report he had been robbed by a pedestrian who flagged him down in the 200 block of Sycamore, the report said. The driver reported the pedestrian, a black […]

Restaurant robbed at gunpoint

CNJ staff Ben’s Barbecue was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night as employees were closing the restaurant, according to police. A masked male suspect took more than $1,000 in cash contained in two deposit bags, Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Around 9 p.m. a female employee was in the back of the restaurant, located at […]

Oct. 14, 1974

The friends of the library were offering a $25 reward for the apprehension of the individual who robbed librarian Ruth Wouri of $30 and then took approximately $31 from several library patrons at gunpoint. … The Clovis News-Journal reported an estimated 15,000 people attended Cannon Air Force Base’s open house, which featured the Air Force […]

May 25, 1924

Barry Hardware was sponsoring a jackrabbit-killing contest. Prizes included Winchester rifles and cartridges. The competition began May 15 and continued through June 15. … Two Clovis grain elevators were robbed, but police said thieves received only $10 for their efforts. The only clue left behind was half of a cuff link. … Western Land and […]

City sees spike in robberies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In recent months there has been a spike in robberies in Clovis, bringing the number of cases for the year so far, with more than three months remaining, to about the same as the total for 2005, according to police. Summer months have brought on the majority of the […]