SJC Sheriff’s Deputies Respond to Robbery at Smoke Shop


Date: 04/24/2013

San Juan County, NM - On April 23, 2013 at approximately 2100 hours, San Juan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Rollet Smoke Shop (1010 NM 516 Aztec, NM) for a report of an armed robbery.173

The suspect was described as a heavy-set male dressed in dark clothing. The man entered the business, while armed with a firearm, and demanded cash. He then fled the business with an undisclosed amount of money.

This is the third robbery of a smoke shop within San Juan County in the last month. This same shop was also robbed on March 28th, and “Still Smoking”, located on Highway 64, was robbed on April 10th. At each of these robberies, the suspect took cash, product, or both. While there have been no injuries reported, a variety of weapons were displayed amongst the three incidents.

It is unknown at this time as to whether or not the robberies are related.

All three of these incidents are under investigation by San Juan County Sheriff’s detectives. Anyone with information regarding any of the incidents is asked to call Detective Nyce at 334-6107, or Crime Stoppers (for those who wish to remain anonymous) at 334-TIPS (8477).