Deputies looking for machete-wielding man who robbed Las Animas auto parts store

LAS ANIMAS, Colo. — Deputies are looking for the man who robbed a Las Animas auto parts store Tuesday afternoon.

The Bent County Sheriff’s Office said the robbery happened around noon at the Napa Auto Parts. The suspect stopped at a gas station in Las Animas to get directions to California. He then went to the Napa store and robbed it. Deputies said the robber tied up the victims, and had a machete.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 30s who speaks broken English. He’s between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and 135 to 145 pounds. He has short brown hair and a short goatee. He was last seen wearing a brown camo hoodie and green cargo pants.

Deputies said the suspect is traveling with a 10 or 11 year old boy and a brown dog.

The suspect’s vehicle is a light silver 2003-2006 Lincoln Navigator or Ford Explorer. One of the rear side windows is covered with clear plastic, and the tires have no hubcabs.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 719-456-0796.

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