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Police: New Mexico man robbed mom, stole her car

September 5, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he robbed his mother for drug money then stole her car.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports 43-year-old Cecilio “Leon” Vigil was arrested Sunday following a high-speed chase in Espanola, New Mexico.

According to a criminal complaint, Vigil’s mother called police saying that her son had taken her purse and her white 2006 Hyundai Sonata.

Police say the suspect led police through a high-speed chase until he crashed his car.

Police say a sergeant used a stun gun to subdue Vigil.

Vigil was charged with robbery, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer, motor vehicle theft and resisting officers.

It was not known if he had an attorney.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com

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