Five men accused in a string of robberies in Colorado Springs over the last month made their first appearance in court Thursday.
The men, who police say call themselves "The Memphis Boys," are accused of robbing four banks between Jan. 6 and Jan. 23. Two of the robberies occurred on the same day.
Just an hour after the fourth robbery on Jan. 23 at the American National Bank on Garden of the Gods, police caught the suspects at an apartment complex on the southeast side of town. The apartment building is believed to have been used as a hideout.
The suspects are identified as Derusk Wiggins aka Darius Marion, Deshuna Marion aka Deshawn, Leviticus Marion, Terrell Marion, and James Greer.
In every robbery police say the suspects would
sprint into the bank, hurdle over the counter and use a screwdriver as
a weapon to get the cash. Then they'd jump into a stolen car and
ditch it a few blocks from the scene.
The accused ringleader of the robbers is a convicted robber from Tennessee.
The other robberies the men are connected to include: UMB Bank on Cheyenne January 6; TCF Bank on Platte on January 6; TCF Bank on N. Academy on January 13.
We are working to find out what happened in court Thursday.