4 Arrested After Stolen Car Crashes Into Pawn Shop


For months, a number of businesses in Colorado Springs have been targeted by crooks using vehicles to gain entry inside. And for months, these crimes went unsolved.

Just last week, several businesses were struck over a period of 48 hours. Police were able to locate a stolen vehicle connected with the burglaries, left at one of the medical marijuana dispensaries hit on May 11, but the suspects continued to elude them.

Now, Springs police could be on the verge of cracking this case after making arrests Thursday morning.

Four suspects - Brandon Jay, Michael Vidal, Kodiak Gonzalez and one juvenile male - were arrested after allegedly smashing a vehicle into Acme Pawn near North Academy and Austin Bluffs, then climbing into the store through the hole and burglarizing it.

Police say the burglars stole weapons, electronics and jewelry from the store, and used a stolen car to gain entry. All were recovered at a undisclosed location.

The suspects are now being questioned, and could face a number of charges if connected to the rash of pawn shop and medical marijuana dispensary break-ins. Just the Acme Pawn break-in alone could lead to stolen vehicle, burglary and weapon-related charges.

11 News is continuing to follow this police investigation, and will keep you updated on how it progresses.

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