FARMINGTON — Farmington police on Tuesday identified the man who, police said, was robbed by a group of young adults earlier this month.
Farmington police on Tuesday released photos of a man surrounded by at least three men in hooded sweatshirts, one of whom has a red bandana covering his face. Police said those three men were part of a robbery that happened near Brookside Park shortly after.
A former Farmington resident who lives in Albuquerque called police Tuesday evening and identified the 85-year-old Farmington man in the pictures. Police spoke with him Tuesday evening and believe he was robbed on Feb. 3 at 10:52 a.m. in Jaycee Park on Cooper Street, according to a Farmington police news release.
Police didn't release information about where the photo came from because of the ongoing investigation, said Georgette Allen, a Farmington police spokeswoman. They also didn't release the names of any of the robbery victims.Five people were arrested Feb. 3 in connection to the mugging of a 35-year-old Kirtland man on Dustin Avenue near Brookside Park at about 11 a.m.. Police arrested five suspects in a vehicle near Navajo Street and Vine Avenue, according to court documents.
Andrew Brackney, 20, Jonah Romero, 18, and Aaron Jackson, 20, were charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Two unnamed male juveniles, one 16 years old and the other 17, were also arrested on suspicion of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to police.
Brackney covered his face in a red bandana and pointed a hand gun at the Kirtland man, who was not identified in court documents, and demanded money, according to a statement of probable cause against the adults.
The man allegedly turned over $10 and jewelry to the Brackney and two other suspects. The three robbers then got into a red Toyata truck that had two passengers and the five suspects drove off, according to court documents.
A Farmington police officer spotted the truck on Navajo and Vine streets. He pulled the call over and all five people were arrested.
Police found a handgun on the floor of the truck, according to court documents.
Police said in the news release that additional charges are pending for the Jaycee Park robbery.Ryan Boetel covers crime for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @rboetel on Twitter.