Update: Man robbed at gunpoint, police search for suspect


An individual was robbed at gunpoint along Camino de la Merced near Walmart around 3 p.m. Monday afternoon (April 10).

Police are currently looking for a male suspect believed to be in his 20s with a tattoo of a music note on his face. The suspect fled westbound in the direction of Taos Eco Park immediately following the incident.

According to a report from Det. Barry Holfelder of the Taos Police Department, a young individual was walking southwest behind a trailer park across from Walmart when a dark blue, older model Ford pickup pulled up behind them, called the individual back to their vehicle, "produced a handgun" and demanded his personal belongings, including a backpack they were carrying. The victim complied, and the suspect then fled westbound toward Taos Eco Park. A female with red-colored hair was also seen in the vehicle.

Any information regarding the incident should be directed to law enforcement.