Most people use drive-thrus without thinking twice. But Springs police say a pair of crooks are now targeting customers at drive-thrus across the city.
In less than three weeks, police say they have investigated five similar reports of armed men robbing victims as they use drive-thrus at local businesses and banks. In one case, shots were fired.
Here's the list of the reports released by CSPD:
07/05/13 at 10:05PM - Wells Fargo Bank, 9649 Prominent Point, near Briargate Pkwy and Powers. Read story here.
07/06/13 at 9:30PM - US Bank, 1415 N. Academy Blvd. (Academy and Palmer Park)
07/09/13 at 2:01AM - Taco Star, 605 N. Circle Dr. Shots were fired at this incident. Read story here.
07/19/13 at 9:55PM - ENT Credit Union, 3125 Jetwing Dr. Read story here.
07/20/13 at 9:34PM - US Bank, 1415 N. Academy Bd.
The suspects are described as Hispanic males in their late teens, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 with thin builds. They say the men approach aggressively once the victim is stopped at the drive-thru. Victims reported that the suspects have been armed with handguns and pepper spray.
Police say you should use an ATM inside an open business. Avoid using ATMs when it's dark. If you must use one at night, drive around first and check for suspicious persons/cars and make sure someone knows where you are. If you see someone suspicious, leave the area immediately and call the police with a description.
If you have any information on any of the above crimes, call Springs police at 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.
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