Three 7-Eleven Stores Robbed at Gunpoint Within Three Hours

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

Three different 7-Eleven Convenience Stores were robbed in Colorado Springs within a few hours of each other on Sunday morning.

Colorado Springs police say the first robbery happened early Sunday morning at around 2:22 a.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 3805 E. Pikes Peak Avenue.

There police say two men with guns walked into the store demanding cash. Two other men were standing outside as look-outs. One of the armed men, according to police, shot one bullet at one of the clerks narrowly missing the male clerk.

All four men took off. Police say all four were Hispanic and in their early 20's.

Less than an hour later the 7-Eleven Convenience store located at 2555 Delta Dr. was robbed.

There, police say four men walked into the store. At least one of the men was holding a gun. The robbers demanded cash and fled.

An Alert K9 Officer pulled over a vehicle he believed to be the getaway car. Inside the car were five people. All five were arrested. Inside the car police say they found items from the Pikes Peak 7-Eleven robbery and the Delta Dr. 7-Eleven robbery. A pistol was also recovered from inside the car.

Some of the suspects, police say, are connected to three robberies that happened last weekend.

Then, less than two hours later at around 5:07 a.m. on Sunday morning a third 7-Eleven Convenience Store in Colorado Springs was robbed. This one happened at the 7-Eleven at 5 S. Circle Dr.

There, investigators say a black man walked into the store brandishing a handgun. He demanded cash and took off. No arrests have been made in that third robbery. Police also say the third robbery is not connected with the first two robberies.


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  • by cin Location: co springs on Jan 23, 2010 at 10:47 AM
    the robberys are happening because there are no jobs and people are trying to survive. Its not right to do these things but humans act like animals most of the time.Where is humanity? gone !! we cant solve this by putting them in jail. We need to figure out a way to bring the jobs back to the springs . So then maybe people will work and not rob. they will be breaking into our homes and hurting whole families to get what they want. God help us
  • by Gena Marie Location: Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs on Jan 18, 2010 at 05:36 PM
    This is in regards to the posting re:judging. It is obody's job to judge ANYONE. If it were-you'd be either sitting on a bench with a gavel-or our Higher Power of being. Freedom of Speech is still ALLOWED in our country, and KUDOS to someone using it before we lose it!
  • by S Location: Austin on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    Bradley YOU have a lot of nerve judging me for my choices. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs and the crime has NEVER been that bad. I never said that Austin didn't have a crime problem. I was saying that I was shocked to see that crime is getting so bad in my home. Austin is a huge city. It's obviously going to have crime problems. I never said it was better here than in the Springs. WHAT I SAID was that it is shocking to me to see that Colorado Springs is going down the drain. 3 armed robberies and a stabbing in ONE NIGHT?! And I feel that I have every RIGHT to point it out. 28 years I spent in Colorado Springs and it has NEVER been so bad. So before you open up your big mouth and judge me, READ what I had to say first. Colorado Springs was my home and always will be. My point was that it deeply saddens me to see it getting so bad there.
  • by A Location: C/S on Jan 18, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    Do u want to lower the number of armed robberies? Then give them the electric chair for armed robberies and put the execution on TV. I promise that after a couple of executions the armed robberies will drop by 99.9%.
  • by raiderhater719 Location: Kuwait/Colorado Springs on Jan 18, 2010 at 09:26 AM
    First let me say I do not agree with what they did. That being said I know the guys who did it. No they are not illegal and yes I hope they pay for the crimes that they committed. But for people to assume that just because they are mexicans that they are illegal is quite funny. Not all mexicans are bad. Yes there are some that are messed up just like with all races.
  • by shawn Location: springs on Jan 18, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    speeding is a real emergency in colo spgs!! lol thought you all knew!!
  • by Renee Location: Pueblo on Jan 18, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    For all of you that automatically blame the "illegals": Whenever I read an article about a stabbing or robbery there is always some moron who right away has to blame an illegal.... But my question to you is how often is that the case? Oh yeah I forgot Americans NEVER EVER EVER break the law. Come on people just because they are Hispanic does not make them illegal. There is a very high population of Hispanics in this area because hey... this used to be Mexico.... Ok I have gotten totally off the subject now. These little scumbags need to be taught a lesson and hopefully the book is thrown at them. And I am afraid that EricB has a good point... You all voted to cut the money going to the cops and this is what happens.... I hope that somehow the Springs can right this wrong and stop these criminals in their tracks. I wish you all luck. Oh and wont my face be red if these guys do end up being illegals. Lmao
  • by ERICB Location: SPRINGS on Jan 18, 2010 at 06:13 AM
    YOU GET WHAT U PAY FOR COLORADO SPRINGS ,YOU DIDNT WANT TO PAY TO KEEP POLICE OFFICERS ON THE STREET .NOW YOU PUNKS BREAKING OUT CAR WINDOWS ,40 ROBBERIES IN 15 DAYS ,PEOPLE OUT OF CONTROL AT THE NITECLUBS (FIGHTS ,STABBINGS )ETC. I HOPE THE POLICE ARE ONLY RESPONDING TO REAL EMERGENICES .AND WHATS A REAL EMERGENCY A 7-11 GETTING ROBBED FOR 40 BUCKS I DONT SEE THAT AS EMERGENCY UNLESS SOMEONE IT HURT
  • by Bradley Location: Briargate on Jan 18, 2010 at 02:36 AM
    In response to S, Are you kidding me??? I lived in Austin and the crime rate is 10x worse than Colorado Springs??? You may want to read the Austin American Statesman local section and in there you will find the crimes that haunt the citizens of Austin on a nightly basis!? You have a lot of nerve putting down our beloved City! I'm sorry to tell you this but you moved away from a great City and moved into Austin that has horrible illegal alien and gang problems, especially East Austin by the airport and congress avenue and downtown by U of Texas!? Sorry S, I think you made a huge mistake. : )
  • by N Location: hell on Jan 18, 2010 at 02:32 AM
    $20 says the hispanic guys are illegal or were anchor babies, DA TOOK R JERBS
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