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Suspect Posing as Missionary Arrested for Robbery

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Abraham Austin Abraham Austin
Robert Estall Robert Estall

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have arrested one man in connection with a robbery where the suspects were dressed as Mormon missionaries.

According to police, robbery detectives arrested 28-year-old Abraham Austin Friday for the robbery that happened in June.

Police are now looking for a second suspect in the case. He is 25-year-old Robert Estall. Police released a photo of Estall from a December 2011 arrest.

Both men are former members of the military who were assigned to duties at Nellis Air Force Base, police said.

The two men arrived at a home near Buffalo Drive and Flamingo Road at about 6:15 a.m. and knocked on the door, police said. The man inside the home opened the door and saw two well-dressed men, that the victim described as looking like Mormon missionaries.

According to the victim, the two men said they wanted to talk to him about religion. He told them it was too early to talk about that and turned his back on the two men. The victim says he was then jumped from behind and beat in the back of the head with a gun.

Police say the suspects then put a gun to the victim's head and forced him to take them to a safe where they stole about one ounce of medical marijuana.

Austin has been charged with several charges including kidnapping, battery and robbery with used of a deadly weapon.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the second suspect on charges of home invasion, kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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