Roswell man accused of robbing teen

ROSWELL N.M. (KRQE) – A Roswell man is behind bars accused of robbing a 15-year-old at gunpoint.

James Ortega, 23, was arrested after an officer found him in a parking lot on North Virginia holding the neck of the 15-year-old.

The teen told police Ortega had a gun and demanded his wallet.

Ortega tried to get away from police, but ran into a pole.

Roswell police have been able to link Ortega to three car burglaries in the same parking lot.

He’s also a person of interest in a break-in at Bullocks Jewelry the same night. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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