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5 armed robberies in 4 hours shock neighborhoods

Posted at 11:33 PM, Mar 17, 2016

A string of armed robberies Monday night is shocking people in the valley.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is searching for three suspects who hit five homes in the south and west parts of the valley in the span of four hours.

The first robbery was near Twain and Durango at 8:30 p.m. The second was near Blue Diamond and Fort Apache at 9:02 p.m. The third was near Pyle and Pollock at 10:40 p.m. The fourth was near Windmill and Pollock at 11:39 p.m. The fifth was near Blue Diamond and Jones at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday.

In one of the cases, police say shots were fired and in another, the person inside was held hostage at gunpoint.

Jocelyn Green lives across the street from one of the victims.

"He showed me the bruise and he told me about two guys knocking him out because he didn't want to go lay down on the floor," she said.

LVMPD says the robberies are all connected.

Several neighbors on the affected streets are concerned for their safety after this.

"You don't really expect that in a neighborhood like this because there's a lot of kids playing around all the time," said Nick Rodriguez, who lives near Blue Diamond and Jones. "We always played down the street. It's kind of scary."