Robbery Suspect On The Loose In Stolen Car

By: Eric Lupher Email
By: Eric Lupher Email

Colorado Springs police are looking for the man accused of stealing a Chevy Corvette then robbing a convenience store 30 minutes later.

Police say the Corvette was stolen from a 7-Eleven on the corner of Platte Ave. and N. Union in Colorado Springs late Monday night. According to police the owner of the sports car knew who took it.

Police say a Circle K convenience store off Maizeland and Academy near Palmer Park was robbed about 30 minutes later. Witnesses say the suspect was driving a black Corvette.

Then, around 2:14 a.m. Tuesday the stolen Corvette was spotted near I-25 and Fillmore in Colorado Springs. Police tried to stop the car but it headed northbound at a high rate of speed. The officer was advised not to pursue the vehicle.

As police were investigating the robbery, the owner of the Corvette identified the suspect as 33-year-old Jamil Andre Hopper, a black male,6'0" tall, 180-200 lbs. Police say surveillance video from the Circle K matched Hopper's description.

The search continues for Hopper and the stolen car.

The Corvette's Colorado license plate reads 067TAC, but he may be driving a tan colored 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora with Colorado license plate 081-PWI.

Hopper is also suspected in three other gas station/convenience store robberies that happened on June 18 and 19.

If you have any information on either crime, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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  • by annonymous Location: Arora Dinver on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    Yes it is true black people are commented and posted on the news because of stealling or beating some one.In contrast to that you see many cacasions on the news for more of the crimanal statis like rapping or killing there kids or even taking pictures of juviniles.Know many of them pull that card i was possesed (lie).No they dont really over state whites for that so why comment on what we black citizens do...No offence but i had to take it there..
  • by Annonymous Location: colorado spring on Oct 15, 2009 at 06:27 PM
    People pull the race card alot because lots of citizens being in the cacasoin race treat use african americans as crimanals even if they dont do anything..i have seen many cases proving this thery and thats why i stand by my previouly stated opinion.I will admit that many of use do use that excuse alot but if you lived to see what it was like to be seen as a criminal just from the first look then u would understand.
  • by Quinn Location: Peyton on Jun 30, 2009 at 12:40 PM
    I am a white female and do not agree with Annonymous. People who pull the "race card" are uneducated and whiney. They are followers and not leaders however every race has the same uneducated, whiney followers and not leaders. 90% of people blame something or someone for their mistakes. Nobody owns anything anymore and I find that truly sad. Integrity is almost non existant. If a store owner is watching a person based on their race they are ignorant.
  • by Annonymous Location: Colorado Springs on Jun 30, 2009 at 09:25 AM
    I try not to be racist, i really do. But black people are always like "it's cuz im black." and they feel as though everything happens to them "because they're black." Yes, when a black person walks around a store, they get watched more, because statistically the people that are most likely to steal something are black males. It's true, i've seen it. The people that I have seen steal the most from stores that I have worked at, were black males. And almost every time you hear something on the news, it involves a black man. So I think instead of black people pulling the race card, how about, oh...i dunno... stop stealing, and robbing and beating people. It's not that difficult. I am currently unemployed, but you dont see me going rob people.
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