The man says he believes the robbers targeted him because they thought he was undocumented and wouldn't go to police.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Roswell man says robbers targeted him because of his immigration status

A Roswell man who was robbed at gunpoint says he believes it happened because of his immigration status, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Francisco Santana told the news station the robbery happened outside an apartment complex on Raintree Drive on Aug. 25.

He said several men came up to him, “asked for my money but one of them produced a gun.” 

Santana said he doesn’t think the incident was random. 

“I think they were planning to target on me because they were hanging out at that corner,” he said. 

He told Channel 2 he believes the robbers thought he was undocumented and didn’t expect him to report the incident to police. 

“I called the police because things don't have to end here,” he said. “If this happened to me, this can happen to another person. We can't live like that.”

Roswell police are investigating the incident, Channel 2 reported. Police spokesman Lt. Noah Caplan said Santana “did the best he could” in the situation. 

“He was presented with a firearm,” Caplan said. “He complied and realized it wasn't worth his life over some cash or personal belongings."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Roswell police. 

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