LAUGHLIN, NEV.– The robbery suspect who kept police at bay during a stand-off this morning at the Colorado Bay Club Condominium complex has surrendered peacefully. The unidentified man was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. (PST), more than three hours after he allegedly robbed the 76 Mart convenience story in the Laughlin Town Center. Las Vegas Metro police stationed in Laughlin were responding to the robbery at around 7:25 a.m. (PST) when the suspect’s description was broadcast over their radios. A subject fitting that description was seen running across Needles Highway as officers were en route to the convenience store. They followed the suspect across Hiko Springs wash, up the hill and onto and across El Mirage Way. From there the male subject entered the condominium complex, where he barricaded himself inside on of the units. Metro closed El Mirage Way from Banyon Way to the entrance of the Spinnaker Bay complex to the north of the Colorado Bay Club to all traffic. Officers from the Laughlin substation surrounded the condominium building and, using a bullhorn, encouraged the suspect to surrender. Repeated attempted to coerce him to leave voluntarily were unsuccessful. Metro commanders made the decision to call in their department’s SWAT team and negotiators from Las Vegas. They arrived about 90 minutes later. The Bullhead City Police Department special operations tactical unit was also dispatched to the scene to assist in the operation. About 30 minutes after the SWAT team’s arrival, local police managed to convince the suspect to surrender without incident. He was taken into custody and booked into the Tucker Holding Facility in Laughlin. The charges against him have not been disclosed at this time. We’ll have more on this story as it progresses.
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