Two men are on the loose this morning after a failed robbery attempt near South Academy and Airport Road.
On Fairmont St. a military couple, new to the springs, were taking a walk when 2 men in all black told them to get down on the ground. That's when the husband pulled out his own gun.
The suspects took off.
As the suspects ran away, they aimed a gun at the couple. Responding to that threat, the husband fired a shot in their direction.
Police say no one is hurt, and no one is under arrest at this point.
11 News did some follow up work in the wake of this crime that happened overnight.
We asked police what you should do if you find yourself becoming the victim of a robbery.
Here are the 3 key points police made this morning:
* There is nothing worth being seriously hurt, or even killed over. Give the robber what they want.
* When the robbery is happening, try to pick up on any major characteristics that can help police locate the suspect. Look for any scars, tattoos, or any other things that stand out in their appearance.
* Lastly, police say an important tactic is to try to create time and distance from your attacker. One way to do this is to throw the item they desire far from where you are, whether it be your purse, cell phone, or wallet. This makes the robber have to go retrieve the item, giving you time to call out for help and make it to safety.
The couple who was approached by the two robbers last night is new to the area and were out walking in their neighborhood. Police also said that everyone should be aware of any potential dangers where they live.
Anyone with internet access can use MyNeighborhoodUpdate.net to find what police activity is being done in your area. Look for the City of Colorado Springs under the police tab.
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