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Police: Cabbie Murder Suspect Also Robbed Convenience Store
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LAS VEGAS -- Police have filed new charges against a 21-year-old woman accused of robbing and killing a taxi cab driver. About an hour before the deadly confrontation, police say Autumn Murry also robbed a convenience store.

Read the arrest report for Autumn Murry

Surveillance video from the Mini-Mart at 4589 East Russell Road, near Mountain Vista Street, shows a woman calmly entering the store and leaning on to the counter.

The 5 foot 4 inch, 120 pound woman suddenly whips out a silver and black semi-automatic handgun and aims it inches from the clerk's face. The woman demanded money and escaped with almost $500.

Metro Police say the woman and semi-automatic handgun would later be identified as the suspect and weapon involved in the murder of cab driver Tesfaye Arze.

Police arrested 21-year-old Autumn Murry one week after the crimes.

"I think this is crazy man. You know, this is real crazy," said Murry's neighbor Martin Chavez. "It makes everybody uncomfortable - all the neighbors around, you know, especially me, because I have kids."

Investigators say when Murry fled the Mini-Mart, her vehicle struck the median, causing a tire to blow out. Detectives believe Murry got into Arze's cab a short time later with another woman, Felicia Mosley, near Sam's Town, which is approximately three miles from the Mini-Mart. Hours later, Arze's body would be found next to his cab with his money missing. 

"I can't believe anybody would do that, you know, steal money and take somebody's life," Chavez said.

According to the police report, Murry told a friend she and "Felicia" tried to get out of the cab without paying. Police say when Arze argued with Murry, she shot him in the head.

According to police, Murry and Mosley then fled the area. Murry was arrested early Friday morning. She had purchased two bus tickets to Denver, Colorado and was scheduled to leave just hours after she was arrested.

Murry was in court Tuesday morning to make her first appearance. A judge ordered her held without bail. She did not enter a plea. Her case may be sent to a grand jury.

Police are still looking for Felicia Mosley. If you know where she is, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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