Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Man Arrested in Connection With Christmas Robbery.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Jeff Jones Journal Staff Writer

Police Say Suspect Was Victim of Beating

An Albuquerque man suspected of donning a Santa Claus hat and robbing a city 7-Eleven store on Christmas was arrested after he became the victim of a separate crime, police say.

Sean Loftus, 32, is accused of going into a 7-Eleven on Montgomery NE about 7:30 p.m. Monday, robbing it of a single bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey and threatening to shoot store customers if he didn't get his way.

Loftus allegedly fled in his white Toyota Corolla.

Police violent crimes Detective Mike Hughes said Wednesday that Loftus was beaten up at a gathering inside a city home less than an hour after the robbery. …

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