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Metro: Men allegedly robbed 18 places in 8 days

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly two dozen armed robberies in less than two weeks seems highly unlikely, but Metro Police said it happened and they're trying to figure out who the culprits are.

Officers said they think the same two men committed 18 armed robberies in eight days. The suspected thieves are said to be white men between the ages of 20 and 30, weighing 140 to 160 pounds.

According to police, the men are targeting stores in strip malls.

“We're talking from anywhere from the Rainbow corridor on the south side of the valley, all the way to Henderson and also north of Cheyenne,” said Sgt. Steve Candelas, Metro's robbery division.

Detectives said the two suspects would walk into establishments armed and demand money.  At times, the men have even gone as far as to say, “I need to feed my children," according to police.

They robbed the Starbucks at 600 E. Warm Springs Road Wednesday, police said.

“It's our Starbucks, we sometimes come by ourselves, now everybody's like okay let's go together,” Johanna Martinez, a Starbucks customer said.

“This feels really safe here, this is an office complex and it's really nice; this is the last place I would expect something to happen,” said Jerry Bindel, a Starbucks customer.

That sentiment is the very reason officers are pushing for people to be aware of their surroundings in every neighborhood; even the quiet ones.

As for the suspects, investigators say they're always covered up with caps and hoodies, but one of the armed robbers has a small but noticeable indent in his cheek.

“If there's anybody that can look at these individuals and take notice, contact us and give us the information; we can deescalate anything that's going to occur,” said Sgt. Candelas.

Below is a list of some of the locations hit by the robbers.

    • 12-02-14, 4001 South Decatur Boulevard, 2:52 p.m.
    • 12-05-14, 3871 South Valley View Boulevard, 6:05 p.m.
    • 12-06-14, 5355 South Decatur Boulevard, 9:00 p.m.
    • 12-06-14, 5693 South Jones Boulevard, 9:11 p.m.
    • 12-06-14, 4180 South Jones Boulevard, 9:38 p.m.
    • 12-07-14, 6181 South Rainbow Boulevard, 7:56 p.m.
    • 12-08-14, 5335 South Decatur Boulevard, 12:00 a.m.
    • 12-08-14, 3375 East Russell Road, 6:18 p.m.
    • 12-08-14, 3711 South Valley View Boulevard, 9:45 p.m.
    • 12-09-14, 4604 East Sunset Road, 5:07 a.m.
    • 12-09-14, 10612 South Eastern Avenue, 6:14 a.m.
    • 12-09-14, 4190 South Rainbow Boulevard, 7:44 a.m.
    • 12-09-14, 7290 Arroyo Crossing Parkway, 10:23 a.m.
    • 12-09-14, 3307 South Jones Boulevard, 8:00 p.m.

Anyone with information in regards to the suspects or any of the robberies is urged to call Metro's robbery division at 702-828-3591.