Suspect Arrested In Crime Spree, Officer Involved In Accident During Pursuit

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A man is waking up in jail Wednesday morning after allegedly going on a violent crime spree in Colorado Springs.

Police say 22-year-old Noe Robledo-Flores pointed an assault weapon at three separate people Tuesday night.

It all started near Fountain and Chelton when Robledo-Flores allegedly assaulted the first victim by punching him and taking his cell phone, all while aiming the rifle at the victim.

Police say he then headed to Verde Drive--just a mile and a half away--where he attacked a second victim. As he was leaving, Robledo-Flores allegedly opened the driver's door and pointed his gun at a woman, then grabbed her purse and sped off.

As officers were trying to track him down, a call came in regarding an attempted robbery at the Citadel Mall, involving a suspect who had threatened to run an employee over with his car. Police realized it could be the same suspect, and obtained a license plate from that call. Officers say that after running the plates on the car, they discovered the vehicle had been stolen.

Police saw the suspect vehicle in the area of Academy and Murray, and followed it southbound on Murray and then onto Platte. The suspect ran a red light at Platte and Chelton, and kept going at a slow speed until it arrived on the 3600 block of Michigan Avenue. Police arrested the suspect there, and identified him as Robledo-Flores.

Robledo-Flores has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated robbery, multiple counts of felony menacing, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, theft by receiving, criminal mischief, and several traffic charges including DUI and eluding. He was already wanted on an unrelated felony probable cause affidavit involving other violent crimes.

During the pursuit, police say a sergeant was involved in an accident at the intersection of Platte and Chelton. Though both vehicles involved sustained significant damage, neither the sergeant or the woman in the other vehicle were injured.