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Police Search for Suspects in Teen Mugging; Neighbors Worried

By: Marybeth Brush Email
By: Marybeth Brush Email

Colorado Springs Police officers are calling it a brazen attack and they are now on the hunt for suspects in the mugging of a 17-year-old girl at Crestline Dr. and Murray Blvd.

Along this busy street, a 17-year-old girl walking home late at night was robbed.
"It's just really scary, ya know, for people to do this random acts of violence like this, especially on an innocent woman, underage and all that," says Michael Olivas. He lives in the near the neighborhood where the girl was attacked.

The victim says a man put her in a choke-hold and demanded money. A crime like this does not sit well with neighbors. "It's real frightening for anyone, ya know, it's just not safe for people to be out after dark," says Olivas.
"Ya know, I got a little daughter. She is 7. Makes me really nervous to have her even walk to school in the daytime. I would be pretty scared for her to walk at night," says Jacob Yeager.

There could be eyewitnesses to this attack.
"For this little girl, people drove by and nobody called the police. Everyday has a cell phone in this day and age. I would ask the citizens, I can understand if you don't want to intervene, that could also be dangerous. But please, at least pick up a phone and call 9-1-1," says Sgt. Chris Newton of the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Now police are asking for your help in finding the suspects.
The suspect is described as a black man, mid 20s, with a mustache. He was wearing baggy pants and a dark jacket. He was also wearing gloves. He got into a red minivan and drove off.

If you have any information, please call crime stoppers at 634-STOP.


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