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Trinidad Walmart Robbery Suspects Captured

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A man and a woman wanted in a Walmart robbery at knifepoint, have been caught by police in New Mexico. Carla Moore, 36, and Edward Samora, 39, now face charges in the crime.

Investigators say the robbery happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Detectives say Carla Moore had been looking at knives in the sporting goods department when she picked one up and held one worker at knifepoint. She took money from that cash register, and then allegedly demanded that a store manager escort her to the Pharmacy. One worker was injured.

At the pharmacy, police say Moore again demanded money and narcotics. Police say she then left the store, got into a red Chevy Cavalier with Edward Samora already inside, and drove toward I-25.

The car apparently went through a fence to get onto I-25, and continued south for about twenty minutes, before the New Mexico State Police pulled the car over.

Samora was immediately detained, while officers say Moore tried to get away again, but was unsuccessful.

Both were brought back to the Las Animas County Jail. Moore now faces charges of aggravated robbery of controlled substances, a class 2 felony; and aggravated robbery, a class 3 felony.

Samora faces charges of accessory to the crime after the fact, a class 5 felony.


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