LAS VEGAS -- Police investigators said a violent man that terrorized and sexually assaulted a 79-year-old woman is now linked to several robberies that almost killed a man.
North Las Vegas Police said 37-year-old Abdul Howard went on a nearly month long rampage terrorizing clerks at convenience stores, demanding cash, and threatening violence.
Investigators said the first time Howard struck was March 20 at an AM-PM Store with surveillance video showing him with a gun. The two terrified clerks put up their hands as the robbery unfolded. Howard shot one of the clerks in the neck before running away into the night.
An intense lockdown and manhunt at the nearby Lucky Club Casino came up empty where police said Howard would strike three more times before getting caught.
On April 12, police investigators said Howard went to the 7-Eleven Store on Civic Center Drive and Las Vegas Boulevard demanding cash and got away.