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The Artesia Police Department is continuing to investigate a robbery that occurred early Monday morning in the country club area.

Officers were dispatched just before 4 a.m. Monday to the 2400 block of Sierra Vista Road in reference to a robbery.

Residents in the area reported one neighbor was contacted that morning by another who stated he had been the victim of a home invasion. A police presence remained in the area for several hours while officers collected evidence, processed the scene, and interviewed potential witnesses.

Cmdr. Lindell Smith of the APD says leads will continue to be investigated as they present themselves.