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Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Deadline Passes

The deadline set by the Las Cruces Blackmailer passed yesterday (Friday) at 7 pm with no consequences.

This was the second deadline set by the extortionist.

Here’s the 24-hour tip line for any information about the case:

(505) 635-9934

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Friday — 7 pm

According to the local paper, the deadline given by the Las Cruces Blackmailer is 7 pm, Friday, November 3. If the blackmailer isn’t paid an undisclosed amount by that time, he (or she) threatens to start shooting school children.

“More bodies will fall. Now they will fall in school yards. Don’t believe us? Try us again.”

Police are taking this threat extremely seriously. Schools are being kept locked, outside activities are banned, and extra police are patrolling schools.

A letter released to parents by the Las Cruces Public Schools requested that parents cooperate with the following new security measures:

* Please sign in when visiting our building.
* Doors will be locked, please enter through the front door only.
* Help us look for suspicious cars, people or anything out of the ordinary around our campus.

Here’s the 24-hour tip line for any information about the case:

(505) 635-9934

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Authorities Take Precautions

The threats to local school children by an unknown extortionist are being taken very seriously by the police and local authorities.

School doors will be locked, and outside activities cancelled or curtailed. Additional police will be present at schools.

If you have any information about this crime, call the 24-hour tip line:

(505) 635-9934

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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

“More Bodies Will Fall”

The Las Cruces Blackmailer has sent the local paper a new letter threatening to shoot Crucens unless paid a large sum of money.

Here are the details of his previous extortion attempt:

The Blackmailer had previously set a deadline of September 22. That day passed with no consequences. The local paper states that the Blackmailer has set a new deadline in early November.

It quotes the new letter as saying:

“More bodies will fall. Now they will fall in school yards. Don’t believe us? Try us again.”

This could be a reference to the tragic shooting of a child several days ago. No one has been identified and arrested in that crime, but authorities are saying they don’t think it’s related to the threats.

A reward of $51,000 is offered for information leading to the capture and prosecution of the person or persons responsible.

Here’s the 24-hour line for reporting tips:

(505) 635-9934

Any kind of information could be valuable.

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Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Deadline Passes

The deadline set by the Las Cruces Blackmailer passed yesterday (Friday) with no consequences. The Blackmailer had threatened the city with random shootings if not paid “cash.” The amount of money demanded has been withheld from the public.

The local paper reported that school attendance was down, but there was little other sign of people’s behavior being affected.

Here’s the 24-hour tip line for any information about the case:

(505) 635-9934

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Guard on Standby

In response to threats to city residents by an unknown blackmailer, the Las Cruces National Guard has been placed on standby.

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Las Cruces Police Statement

The Las Cruces Police Department has issued this statement to the public:

Hello, I’m Las Cruces Police Chief Harry Romero.

As I’m sure you are aware, the city of Las Cruces has received letters from a suspected extortionist demanding a certain amount of money.

The letters state that if the demand for money is not met, Las Cruces residents will be shot at random.

The citizens of Las Cruces should know that we are doing everything possible to identify and apprehend the person responsible for writing these letters.

We are using the most advanced forensics and technical equipment available to examine the documents.

We are receiving many leads each day and are vigorously perusing each one of them.

Local, state and federal authorities are united in this effort. We will not stop in this pursuit of justice.

We are confident that with the public’s assistance, we will arrest and prosecute the person responsible for making these threats to the fullest extent of the law.

Everyone needs to know that making threats of violence against the good people of Las Cruces is a serious crime and that will not be tolerated.

Here’s the 24-hour tip line for any information about the case:

(505) 635-9934

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006

LCPD Issues Video

The Las Cruces Police Department has issued a video message by Chief Harry Romero to the citizens of Las Cruces regarding the Las Cruces Blackmailer.

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Friday, September 22nd, 2006

$51,000 Reward

The reward for information leading to the capture and prosecution of the Las Cruces Blackmailer has been increased to $51,000.

The previous amount has been doubled, thanks to five local businesses. The businesses are:





Here’s the 24-hour tip line for any information about the case:

(505) 635-9934

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Full Police Alert

Las Cruces officials have cancelled all vacation time for city police and say that every available officer will be on duty today and Friday.

County, State, and Federal law officers will also be on duty.

Here’s the 24-hour tip line for any information about the case:

(505) 635-9934

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