How are they going back and forth into Mexico so easily?

Albuquerque police say the man wanted for a robbery and shooting that left a Denny's cook dead has fled to Mexico, but they've caught the man suspected of helping him cross the border. Police think Francisco Melgar is in Mexico, on the run after Saturday's deadly Denny's robbery. APD says they... show more Albuquerque police say the man wanted for a robbery and shooting that left a Denny's cook dead has fled to Mexico, but they've caught the man suspected of helping him cross the border.

Police think Francisco Melgar is in Mexico, on the run after Saturday's deadly Denny's robbery. APD says they are seeking the help of federal agents and Mexican police to capture Melgar.

Melgar is one of at least three masked, armed men who stormed the Denny's at Coors and Iliff Saturday morning. The restaurant's cook was shot and killed during the robbery.

Detectives tracking Melgar found Mario Burgos Rosales, who is suspected of helping Melgar evade arrest. Police say like Melgar, Rosales is an El Salavadoran and member of the street gang MS-13.



Detectives tracking Melgar found Mario Burgos Rosales, who is suspected of helping Melgar evade arrest. Police say like Melgar, Rosales is an El Salavadoran and member of the street gang MS-13.

Rosales was found at the house of Melgar's brother. He faces charges of aiding and harboring a felon. The brother told police Rosales aided Melgar cross the border.

"He did state that he helped Melgar go across to Arizona and then also go across into Mexico. At this point, we think we can go by what our offender is telling us - that Melgar may be in Mexico," APD spokesperson Officer Nadine Hamby said.

Police have already captured El Salvadoran Pablo Ortiz and identified him as an MS-13 gangster. Also in custody is Marvin Lopez Aguilar—another El Salvadoran gangster.

Denny's cook Stephanie Anderson, 34, died in the robbery. Some witnesses say a bandit slipped and fell and shot Anderson accidently. Others say the shooter chased the cook down and shot her deliberately.

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