Robbery Suspect On The Loose In Stolen Car

By: Eric Lupher Email
By: Eric Lupher Email
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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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