Clovis robbery called 'perfect storm' of unrelated events

Published: Jun. 22, 2016 at 2:51 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2016 at 11:26 PM CDT
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CLOVIS, NM (KCBD) - Authorities in Clovis are calling a robbery report on Tuesday a 'perfect storm' of unrelated events.  Clovis Police responded to the Walmart on Tuesday.  Captain Roman Romero tells the Clovis News Journal that when officers arrived, they quickly realized no robbery was taking place.

According to Romero, an employee was working in the refrigerated area and wearing cold-weather gear including a ski mask.  That employee left the refrigerated area, but did not remove the mask.  Around the same time, an armored truck arrived to pickup the store's standard deposits.

Romero told the paper that a customer, seeing a man in a ski mask around the truck, feared a robbery was going to happen and alerted authorities.

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