Person of interest sought in armed robbery at Farmington's West Walmart

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department has identified 26-year-old Marcos Santiago Gutierrez Jr. of Farmington as a person of interest in Monday's armed robbery at Walmart.

The department said in a Thursday press release that Gutierrez was identified as a person of interest based on evidence at the scene and witness statements.

Gutierrez has not yet been located, according to the release, and is considered armed and dangerous.

As previously reported, Farmington police officers were dispatched Monday night to the Walmart at 1400 W. Main St. after receiving reports that a suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the store's electronics department.

The cashier said the suspect lifted his shirt and appeared to flash a weapon during the robbery.

The police department said Gutierrez is wanted on pre-existing warrants, according to the release.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should notify authorities immediately at 505-334-6622.

Anyone with information on the robbery can contact the Farmington Police Department's detectives division at 505-599-1005. Anonymous tips can be reported to San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.

Armed robbery is punishable by up to nine years in prison and $10,000 in fines.