Tip leads to arrest in bank robbery

Gregory Miller

Las Cruces Police Department

A tip called into Crime Stoppers led investigators from the Las Cruces Police Department and the FBI to arrest a suspect in Wednesday morning’s robbery of the Wells Fargo bank at 2400 N. Main St.

Gregory S. Miller, 52, who lists an address in Organ, was arrested Thursday and was expected to be charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office with one federal count of bank robbery.

Police were called to Wells Fargo bank shortly after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, after a man walked into the bank and showed a note that demanded money. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and was seen heading southbound on foot.

An area resident saw a report of the robbery on television Wednesday evening and recognized Miller as possibly being the suspect photographed by one of the bank’s surveillance cameras. The resident called Las Cruces Crime Stoppers and relayed that information to investigators.

On Tuesday morning investigators contacted Miller and questioned him about the robbery. Investigators were able to gather enough evidence to make an arrest.

Miller was booked without bond into the Doña Ana County jail.


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