Police said two men force their way into a home and hold everyone inside at gunpoint while they rob the house. Three men were arrested and police said they might be linked to other home invasions in the city.
The robbery happened last night on the 4600 of Whimsical Drive near Oro Blanco and South Carefree at 10:30 Monday night.
Police said one of the victims, Justin Gilliam, who was inside the home turned out to be a suspect in the case. They got away with bags full of stolen goods, but they didn't get far. After about 30 minutes of searching the neighborhood, police say they found a 17-year-old and 21-year-old David Parsons believed to be the suspects, along with a rifle and a handgun.
Detective Eric Anderson with the Springs Police Department said, "Two of the suspects in custody have gang affiliation, opposing affiliations, which is interesting."
One neighbor, John Gerard, told us his neighborhood is usually quiet. "I’m kind of surprised. It just doesn't happen."
Police said Parsons along with the teenager now face charges of aggravated robbery and first-degree burglary. Gilliam faces conspiracy charges. Police said while the investigation unfolds, these men could face more charges and there could be more arrests.
If you have any more information about this home invasion, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP in Colorado Springs or at 542-STOP in Pueblo.
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