Hobbs Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Looks like a would be robber picked the wrong elderly man to try and rip off.

The first attempted robbery happened at a home on north Dal Paso.

The man knocked on the back door of the home and told an elderly man he ran out of gas.

Once inside, the suspect demanded the man's wallet.

The elderly man was able to fight off the suspect and he got away with nothing.

The second attempt happened about an hour earlier on north Breckon.

Nothing was taken during that robbery.

Hobbs police are looking for a black man with a skinny build in blue shorts and a white shirt.

He was seen driving an older model red car with red wheels.

If anyone has any information they are asked to call Hobbs Police at 393-COPS.