40 robberies in last 3 months in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Several armed and dangerous criminals are loose in Colorado Springs. Including the ones shown in some surveillance video given to 11 News.

The video is from the latest robbery in Colorado Springs, at a 7-Eleven Tuesday morning. There have been many more.

We asked police if there's been an increase of armed robberies of businesses. They couldn't say for sure, but there have been some high-profile ones, with groups of criminals.

Over the last three months, we counted nearly 40 business robberies in the city.

That includes the pharmacies targeted by a single suspect. Bob Shelton is the owner of Village Pharmacy, which was robbed in December.

"[Suspect] said, I want your Percocet, I want your OxyContin, he gave me the bag so I started filling it up, and he says you're giving me the right stuff right cuz I’ll eff you up if you don’t," Shelton recalled.

The suspect is now responsible for five armed pharmacy robberies.

“He's getting a little bit more aggressive in some of his behaviors," CSPD Lt. Howard Black said.

Tuesday, robbers hit a couple of 7-Elevens and also robbed a man nearby. It's unclear if those robberies are connected, but in the surveillance video at the 7-Eleven near South Carefree and Murray you can see just how bold the suspects are. The video can be viewed at the top of this article.

On Sunday night, a pregnant woman was robbed at a Subway east of downtown as she closed up. She told us the suspects even pointed a gun at her belly.

“The first thing I said was, 'Please don't hurt me, I’m eight months pregnant,'” Bailey Napier said.

Springs police say they need everyone’s help to identify and find any of the suspects. If you have any information, call police right away at 719-444-7000. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP; you don’t have to give your name and you could earn a cash reward.