Springs Police Investigating Rash of Robberies

By: Rick Montanez Email
By: Rick Montanez Email
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Since January 1st Colorado Springs police have been busy responding to several armed robbery calls. The Subway store on Murray Blvd. near Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs was robbed Friday night just before 9 p.m.

Police say a man wearing a mask, armed with a pistol, stormed into the store and demanded money from the workers inside. Cops tell 11 News there have been more than 40 robberies since the start of 2010.

"It appears to be multiple people," said Lt. Brian Ritz from the Colorado Springs Police Department.

These suspects are all men, most of them are armed and all of them have been demanding money. The crooks have been striking places like convenience stores, check cashing offices and banks.

"It’s probably more of the cash business, or it could be the design of the building where it could be easy to get in and out," said Lt. Ritz.

Police say crimes like these usually happen near the holidays. "We just have the rash going on right now, you know sometimes we see it close to Christmas or maybe it's because the bills are due,” said Lt. Ritz. “It's hard to say what the exact cause of this is."

Police are still looking for the man who allegedly robbed the Subway on Murray Blvd. He's described as a black male, 5'8"- 5'10" tall, weighing 150-160 lbs. He was wearing a black Dickie's shirt and black pants.

The suspect was wearing a mask so the employees did not see his face.

If you have any information on any of robberies you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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