HOBBS - Hobbs Police have arrested a man for attempting to rob an elderly man last week.
25-year-old Jeremy Vaughn of Lovington was arrested around 4:45 Monday evening for Attempted Robbery and a Probation Violation.
Police say last Thursday, Vaughn knocked on the door of a home and told the resident he had ran out of gas and asked to use the phone. After using the phone, Vaughn demanded the elderly man hand over his wallet. After a brief struggle, Vaughn ran for the home without the wallet.
Another similar attempted robbery of an elderly man took place an hour later. Police say another attempted robbery of an elderly man was also reported Saturday.