Crook Reportedly Removed Air Conditioner to Break into Apartment

A bold crook reportedly broke into an apartment by removing an air conditioner from a window and assaulted the person who lives there.

It happened at 2:26 a.m. July 13 on the 1900 block of Bijou Street. That is near 21st Street and Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs.

The victim was able to give a vague description of the suspect to police. A witness also gave police a description of the suspect and vehicle, as well as the license plate number.

Police say they later located the vehicle and conducted a "high risk stop" on the 2500 block of East Platte Ave.

The driver, 34-year-old Miguel Garcia, was the only person in the vehicle. Police say he matched the description given by the victim and the witness. The witness also identified Garcia as the suspect.

Garcia was arrested and charged with 1st degree burglary, robbery, and numerous traffic charges.

The victim was taken to the hospital. Police say he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Police say no weapons were involved in the incident.