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1 arrested, 1 at large in fake missionary robbery

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Abraham Austin, 28, was arrested in connection to the phony missionary robbery case. (LVMPD) Abraham Austin, 28, was arrested in connection to the phony missionary robbery case. (LVMPD)
Robert Estall was identified as the suspect in the missionary robbery. (LVMPD) Robert Estall was identified as the suspect in the missionary robbery. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police released the names of two men, one of whom is already in custody, who are accused of posing as Mormon missionaries in a homeowner's beating and robbery.

Metro said Abraham Austin, 28, was arrested Friday in connection to the June 27 robbery. The police department also disclosed the name and mugshot of 25-year-old Robert Estall, who remained on the run in the case.

According to police, the pair are suspects in a case that included two men who apparently posed as missionaries when they beat and robbed a resident in the area of Buffalo and Flamingo roads.

According to Metro's Robbery Section, the two men knocked on a resident's door and asked to speak to him about religion. The victim spoke for about five minutes before he was attacked by the suspects, police said.

The men demanded property from the victim while holding him at gunpoint, according to detectives.

Austin was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary with a gun, battery with to commit robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of first degree kidnapping.

In previously released information, police described Estall as a white man, 22 to 28 years old, 5'7" to 5'8" and 130-145 pounds. Police said he was last seen wearing a white shirt, black tie, black pants and black shoes. He was also seen wearing a black backpack and was armed with a handgun.

Police urged anyone with information on Estall's whereabouts to contact Metro's Robbery Section at 702-828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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