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Albuquerque robber shaves: Arrested after showering in front of elderly victim

Armed robber showers and shaves in front of 94-year-old victim
Armed robber showers and shaves in front of 94-year-old victimWikimedia Commons

In an odd home invasion that sounds almost too bizarre to believe, an Albuquerque robber was arrested after he took off all his clothes then proceeded to shave and shower while forcing the 94-year-old victim to watch. The Albuquerque Journal reported on Aug. 18 that 43-year-old Rudy Chavez was taken into custody on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery.

According to the police report, the incident occurred on August 13 when Chavez allegedly entered the home of the elderly victim and threatened him with a handgun. Based on information from the criminal complaint, Chavez held the victim, Glen Miller, at gunpoint while he showered, shaved and dressed in Miller’s clothes.

The Inquisitr explained that at some point, Miller reportedly attempted to contact authorities. The suspect then “grabbed him by the arm” and proceeded to drag him throughout the house.

After admitting to the frightened nonagenarian that he was committing the robbery because he had just been released from prison and was unable to find a job, he left with Miller's car, television and cash.

Miller was not seriously injured in the crime although he suffered minor bruises from the robber grabbing him by the arm. Due to violent and brazen nature of the crime, police worked tirelessly to catch the robber. Police say the Albuquerque robber left plenty of evidence for crime scene analysts who later identified him through fingerprints he left on the shaver and a bottle of mouthwash.

“It certainly benefited us in this case. It gave us an enhanced opportunity to identify him and subsequently arrest him,” Albuquerque police Lt. Paul Szych said of Chavez’s strange grooming ritual. “That was a key component to the case.”

Police said Chavez is also a suspect in a shooting that took place earlier the same evening, although they didn't release any further details about that particular crime. He is currently being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.