Feds bust man accused of robbing family at New Mexico cemetery


WERE VISITING A LOVED ONE AT A CEMETERY, GOT CAUGHT, BY THE (FEDS. NOW HE COULD BE GOING AWAY FOR A LONG TIME. NEWS 13 )S MARISSA LUCERO HAS THE STORY. IT HAPPENED HERE… AT THE SAN JOSE DE ARMIJO CEMETERY IN THE SOUTH VALLEY. MARIA GONZALES WAS VISITING HER FATHER )S GRAVE WITH HER MOTHER LAST SUMMER … WHEN A GOLD MINI VAN PULLED IN. SHE SAYS A MAN GOT OUT OF THE VAN AND RAN TOWARD THEM WITH A KNIFE. Gonzales”He was yelling at us…” HE GOT AWAY WITH HER MOTHER )S PURSE. GONZALES FILED A POLICE REPORT … BUT SAYS SHE NEVER THOUGHT ANY ARRESTS WOULD COME FROM IT. 01:25Marissa Gonzales”The sense that I got from the sheriff )s office was that these sort of crimes happen alot.”01:31 THEN … IN SEPTEMBER POLICE SAY THIS MAN … RAUL VARGAS .. ROBBED A FAMILY DOLLAR STORE AT GUN POINT. HE MADE OFF WITH ABOUT 120 DOLLARS .. BUT WHAT HE DIDN )T KNOW IS THE CASHIER THREW A G-P-S TRACKER IN WITH THE MONEY. DETECTIVES TRACKED VARGAS AND HIS ACCOMPLICE TO THIS DION )S OFF COORS … WHERE THE TWO ENDED UP IN HANDCUFFS. GONZALES SAYS POLICE TIED THE 46-YEAR-OLD TO HER CASE AFTER VARGAS CONFESSED TO ROBBING TWO WOMEN LAST YEAR AT A CEMETERY. 02:55Maria Gonzales”I knew immediately that that was the man who robbed me and my mom.”02:58 VARGAS IS A FELON WHO HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF ROBBERY ONE TOO MANY TIMES. SO THE FEDS STEPPED IN THIS (TIME AROUND AND TOOK OVER THE CASE. IN MAY … VARGAS PLEADED GUILTY IN THE FAMILY DOLLAR CASE AND IS NOW FACING 20 YEARS IN A FEDERAL PRISON. 04:40Maria Gonzales”It makes me have faith in the justice system and it makes me feel a lot better because when he pulled that knife back toward mom,, I knew, in his eye he was ready to use it.”04:53 MARISSA LUCERO KRQE NEWS 13. VARGAS IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED NEXT WEEK. GONZALES SAYS SHE DOES PLAN TO BE THERE. THESE KIDS GOT A SPECIAL POLICE ESCORT– AS

9 thoughts on “Feds bust man accused of robbing family at New Mexico cemetery

  1. We just don't need idiots like this running around. If he's not going to be a pillar of society, then lock him up ! Animals like him have no reason to be free in public.

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