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Another Violent Robbery has Police on Edge
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LAS VEGAS -- Another robbery in an east Las Vegas neighborhood brings the number to two in as many weeks. Police are looking into the possibility that the suspects could be linked to the same robbery attempt that led to the death of school teacher Timothy VanDerbosch last week.

The suspects seem to fit the same description as the suspects in that robbery. But Las Vegas police are not confirming that those suspects were responsible for a robbery near Lake Mead and Hollywood Thursday morning.

But, one things for certain -- neighbors are locking up and staying indoors.

Two people were violently robbed Thursday morning at a quiet spot overlooking the city lights. Teenager, Lenny Estrada is shocked.

"Its so calm up here. Not many people up here. And usually everybody knows each other. That's why it's kind of shocking," he said.

Perhaps more shocking is the fact that it's only four miles from a violent robbery attempt on VanDerbosch. He died after being hit by a car while fleeing from his attackers.

Richard Clipper lives in this neighborhood. He tells us, he's not afraid to carry his gun.

"It's horrible. It makes you keep your gun a little bit closer," he said.

"The sceneries in these cases are fairly simply. The victims are approached by multiple individuals, sometimes with weapons, sometimes without weapons," said Metro officer Bill Cassell.

Cassell will not confirm that the suspects in this latest robbery are linked to the crime on VanDerbosch. But Cassell does admit, they do share similar descriptions and police are hunting them down.

"One of the things that make these crimes stand out is the fact that we don't have a lot of them. And, when we do have a series of two to three of them, obviously it shows bright on our radar," he said.

Clipper and Estrada say they just want their quiet neighborhood back.

"They're out for trouble. Not good people. They need to get caught," said Estrada.

Police are looking for four to five Hispanic males, ages 17 to 20. All thin build, except for one stocky suspect with a bald head. They stole the victims gold Cadillac Deville, but could also be in a dark blue Honda Accord.

If you see any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to call police.

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