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Help police identify two suspects accused of assaulting store security guard

LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV)

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detectives need your help in identifying and locating two individuals sought in connection with a violent encounter with loss prevention officers of a retail clothing business located in the 4000 block of South Maryland Parkway near Flamingo Road. On March 5, around 6:46 p.m. two men entered the business. While inside, they selected several items and attempted to exit without paying. When confronted by store security, one of the suspects pulled a knife as if he was going to stab the security officer. Both males escaped from the store in a blue, older-model Ford Mustang. The suspects are described as being between 21 to 30 years old, standing about 5 7 and weighing approximately 160 pounds.

Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of these two men is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385- 5555. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

Las Vegas police looking for 2 violent shoplifters

Las Vegas police are looking for 2 men who pulled a knife on store security after they were confronted for shoplifting. It happened at around 6:46 p.m. March 5 at a clothing store in the 4000 block of South Maryland Parkway. The men selected several items and attempted to exit without paying. When confronted by store security, one of the suspects pulled a knife as if he was going to
stab the security officer. Both males escaped from the store in a blue, older-model Ford Mustang.

The suspects are described as being approximately 21 to 30 years old, standing about 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing approximately 160 pounds. Their photos are attached to this release.

Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of these two men is urged to contact the LVMPD Southeast Area Command Patrol Investigations Section at 702-828-8242. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385- 5555, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or text CRIMENV plus tip
information to 274637 (CRIMES).

Man accused of murdering unarmed security guard speaks from jail

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV)

Almost a year after the violent shooting death of an unarmed security guard, police have a suspect in custody. That suspect telling us from behind bars he’s innocent. Raymond Padilla will have a chance to speak before a judge — starting this morning. But before he does that, we’ve already heard from him from behind bars,

The 43-year-old sat in front of our cameras for a jailhouse interview. Police say Padilla shot 48-year-old Mark Santee last April as the security guard was trying to stop a robbery.

RELATED | Convicted felon arrested for 2016 murder of security guard at construction site[1]

Santee was guarding the Elysian Apartments near Tropicana and Fort Apache when police say he was beaten and then shot several times in the head — all over flat screen TVs.

Padilla was already in police custody on unrelated charges when investigators say surveillance images, cell phone records and evidence from the gun connected him to scene and time of the crime. He was re-booked Monday on 6 felony counts including murder with a deadly weapon — charges he’s denying.

I had nothing to do with that, Padilla said. “I don’t know nothing about it. I mean, according to the metro bulletin, it was two African Americans, or three African Americans. I’m definitely not African American. my last name’s Padilla. I have tattoos all over my face. The guy involved didn’t have any descript at all.

RELATED | POLICE: There may be more than one suspect in murder of security guard, Mark Santee[2]

Santee’s daughter believes police have their man, telling news 3 “It was only a matter of time. I had complete trust this day would come. I’m happy about the arrest, but deeply saddened that my dad’s life was taken.”

References

  1. ^ RELATED | Convicted felon arrested for 2016 murder of security guard at construction site (news3lv.com)
  2. ^ RELATED | POLICE: There may be more than one suspect in murder of security guard, Mark Santee (news3lv.com)
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