Man charged in Farmington Walmart armed robbery

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department announced in a press release Friday the suspect sought in Monday's armed robbery has been located.

Marcos Gutierrez was arrested without incident Thursday night by Farmington police detectives and agents from the U.S. Marshals Service, the release states.

Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, Gutierrez, 26, was identified by police as a person of interest in the armed robbery Monday night at the Walmart at 1400 W. Main St.

A man matching Gutierrez's description allegedly approached a cashier in the store's electronics department and demanded cash. The cashier told detectives the man lifted his shirt and appeared to flash a weapon during the robbery.

Gutierrez was arrested after officers spotted him leaving a residence in a vehicle with two other subjects, according to the release.

The vehicle was stopped, and Gutierrez was placed under arrest, the release states.

Gutierrez, who was wanted on pre-existing warrants, has been charged with robbery, assault with intent to commit a violent felony and larceny, according to the release.