ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department arrested 45-year-old Roberta Marie Chavez following a SWAT situation after she barricaded herself in a vehicle Monday morning. She faces multiple charges, including robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Chavez is accused of an armed carjacking Sunday evening at the Dion’s near Coors and Central. Police say they pursed the stolen vehicle, but later called off the pursuit. Later Sunday night, police found the stolen vehicle at a gas station and Chavez is accused of trying to hit another car in the stolen vehicle.
When police tried to arrest Chavez, she barricaded herself inside the vehicle. APD’s SWAT team was activated and Chavez was eventually arrested early Monday morning.