The search is on for a criminal with gun who targeted a woman at the mall. He robbed her as she got into her car. This happened in the middle of the day Wednesday at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs. That suspect remains on the run.
Shoppers in the area were a little surprised to hear this happened in the middle of the day in such a public place. Everyone we talked to said they always try to stay aware of their surroundings at night, but this is a good reminder to always be alert.
Colorado Springs police were called to the Citadel Mall just before 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators tell us the suspect was armed with a gun when he demanded the woman's purse. He got it, and took off in a dark-colored SUV.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 16-22 years old. He's about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, and has a tall thin frame with dark-colored hair.
Police said the woman was not hurt.
If you have any information about the suspect or the crime you're asked to call Crime Stoppers (719) 634-STOP.