LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The two men accused of posing as Mormon missionaries to assault and rob a man in his home were in court this morning at the Regional Justice Center.
Robert Estall and Abraham Austin face several charges, including burglary, robbery with a deadly weapon and first-degree kidnapping.
Police said the suspects knocked on the victim's door about 6:20 a.m. June 27 and asked to speak to him about religion.
The victim spoke to them for approximately five minutes and was then jumped and punched by the suspects. The suspects demanded property from the victim while holding him at gunpoint. Once receiving property from the victim, the suspects fled.
Defense attorney asked for a reasonable bail, citing no criminal convictions for Austin and that both suspects had been honorably discharged from the military.
Judge Janiece Marshall set bail at $380,000, citing the violent nature of the crime and the fact the victim’s wife and 15-year-old child were in the house at the time.
Estall and Austin are scheduled to return to court Sept. 10.