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Suspected Mormon missionary bandits due for arraignment

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Abraham Austin, left, and Robert Estall, right, were suspected in the armed robbery of a homeowner in west Las Vegas. (LVMPD) Abraham Austin, left, and Robert Estall, right, were suspected in the armed robbery of a homeowner in west Las Vegas. (LVMPD)
Detectives said two men were seen dressed as Mormon missionaries in order to gain access to a home. (LVMPD) Detectives said two men were seen dressed as Mormon missionaries in order to gain access to a home. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The two men accused of posing as Mormon missionaries to rob a Las Vegas homeowner at gunpoint are scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Court appearances were scheduled for Robert Estall, 25, and Abraham Austin, 28, who were each charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon and battery to commit robbery.

Their felony arraignment was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in Las Vegas Justice Court.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, the two were identified as the suspects seen on a home security camera dressed as Mormon missionaries June 27.

Detectives said the suspects were seen right before they committed an armed robbery at a home in the area of Buffalo and Flamingo roads.

According to Metro, 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.

Shortly after Metro called on the public for information in the incident, Austin was taken into custody. He was booked into Clark County Detention Center on Aug. 23. Five days after Austin's arrest, Estall turned himself into authorities.

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