HOBBS, N.M. (Big 2/Fox 24) – On Tuesday, just after 7 AM officers were called to a robbery in the 1700 block of East Rose Lane in Hobbs.
According to HPD, a man described as a white or Hispanic male 5’11” to 6 foot tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, and a colorful tattoo on the top of his right hand brandished a gun and stole a purse from a woman outside her home.
He was seen leaving the area in a tan Chevy Traverse that was stolen from a gas station on East Main Street.
Shortly later, officers found the car in the 2400 block of N. Jefferson and started a pursuit. A patrol unit and a City of Hobbs vehicle were involved in a crash and the chase was called off.
Later Tuesday afternoon, a citizen spotted the car on West Tucker Street abandoned. The vehicle was processed and returned to its owner.
If you have any information about this incident please call the Hobbs Police Department at 575-397-9265 or Lea County Crime Stoppers at 575-393-8005.