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Arrest made in connection with fake missionaries

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Police said two men posed as Mormon missionaries as part of a robbery on June 27. (LVMPD) Police said two men posed as Mormon missionaries as part of a robbery on June 27. (LVMPD)
Police said the men attacked a resident at his doorstep in the area of Buffalo and Flamingo. (LVMPD) Police said the men attacked a resident at his doorstep in the area of Buffalo and Flamingo. (LVMPD)
Police said this suspect was armed with a handgun. (LVMPD) Police said this suspect was armed with a handgun. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A pair of men posed as Mormon missionaries robbed a man at gunpoint in late June of this year. Metro released the surveillance video that revealed the men wearing white long sleeve shirts, black pants, and backpacks.

The video shows the men walking up to a house in the southwest Valley and opening a security gate.

FOX5 spoke with the homeowner earlier in the week off camera and the homeowner said that particular day he didn't have his gate locked.

He said the men knocked on his door and started talking about the book of Mormon and then robbed him. 

On Friday, Metro said several calls into Crime Stoppers led them to an arrest in connection to the fake missionary robberies.

"Several tips came in through crime stoppers that we were able to cultivate and actually confirm, which lead us over to this area of town," Metro Robbery Section Sgt. Erick Wilds.

The arrests were made in the northeast Valley at an apartment complex called Broadstone. A witness to the arrest, didn't want to be identified told FOX5 that he saw a myriad of SWAT vehicles and eventually two men getting arrested.

Metro did not confirm how many people were arrested. The witness also told FOX5 that one of the suspects did not match the description of one of the suspects in the surveillance video.

Metro scouted the apartment complex for several hours and eventually found the suspects.

"We did come out here earlier in the day and set up surveillance out here to determine some of the information in regards to our investigation," Wilds said.

The witness also said a car being towed belonged to a man who ran from police before being arrested.

"At that time, we noticed the one individual running from the police - he ran the one way and police had come the other way, they took him into custody," said Wilds.

Police ask if you have any additional information to call crime stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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