Las Cruces police nab robbery suspect

Las Cruces Police Department

Las Cruces Police have arrested the suspect believed to be responsible for Thursday morning’s armed robbery at an area motel.

John P. Maynor, 32, of 2100 Desert Drive in Las Cruces, was arrested Friday morning and is charged with one count of robbery.

Las Cruces Police received an anonymous call Friday morning linking Maynor to the robbery. A search warrant was issued and detectives located evidence at Maynor’s apartment that implicated him with the crime.

Detectives learned that at around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, Maynor entered the Super 8 motel at 245 La Posada Lane, just off Valley Drive, and threatened a clerk with what was believed to be a handgun concealed under his shirt. Maynor took an undisclosed amount of cash and left the motel.

Maynor is being held at the Dona Ana County Detention Center with a cash-only bond set at $20,000.




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