CSPD Investigating Strong-Arm Robbery

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Colorado Springs police are investigating a report that a teenager was the victim of a strong-arm robbery just after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The 17-year-old managed to escape from the robbers by exiting their moving vehicle, according to police.

Injured slightly on the hand, he went to get help at a nearby Conoco gas station located on Nevada Ave., near Cache La Poudre, north of downtown Colorado Springs.

Police say the victim described being approached by a car occupied by two black men in their 30s.

The teen, who was on his bike at the time, was ordered or forced to get into the vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, police say the robbers flashed a weapon at the teen and ordered him to hand over his cash and valuables.

According to police, the teenager gave the men his iPod and $30 in cash. While the robbers were leaving the downtown area, the 17-year-old made his escape.

Police are on the lookout for a light blue newer-model four-door sedan. They are still working with the victim to create a more detailed description of the robbers.

If you have any information on this crime, call Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP.


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  • by RAIDERHATER719 Location: C-SPRINGS on Jan 20, 2011 at 05:43 PM
    Whomever said for me to grab a compas you sir are a idiot! Cache la Poudre St is NORTH of platte anyone who knows the springs knows that the north south marker is pikes peak Which Cache la Poudre St is NORTH of pikes peak. Even in the story that they wrote states it was NORHT of downtown. IDIOT!
  • by broncos suck on Jan 20, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    to raider hater find another team cuz the broncos aint goina anywhere soon id be embarrassed to be a broncos fan right now and who won the last 3 games between the two????
  • by bp Location: c/s on Jan 20, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    lol @ north side, that's south side as usual.... and story sounds fake fyi...
  • by To Raiderhater719 on Jan 19, 2011 at 11:46 PM
    It's the SOUTH side. Maybe you should learn to read a compass before making condescending comments.
  • by real observationsc Location: cs on Jan 19, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    @tyrone..........well you can't go back in time. So stop your crying and wishful thinkings and go back to your little ignorant, fantasy world little boy.
  • by Raiderhater719 Location: C-springs on Jan 19, 2011 at 06:32 PM
    North side of the springs AGAIN!!!
  • by tyrone on Jan 19, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    I wish I could go back in time and show all the abolitionists what became of the african americans once they were set free. I guarantee slavery would still be legal. every time i read about a robbery i see the same description.
  • by Cpk Location: Cos on Jan 19, 2011 at 05:25 PM
    Why isn't it kidnapping? The kid escaped but what if he had not escaped what would have happened to him?
  • by Nana Location: C/S on Jan 19, 2011 at 04:45 PM
    I find it odd that they would think this kid on a bike would even have anything of value. Hmmm....
  • by ed Location: north end on Jan 19, 2011 at 04:34 PM
    too bad they didn't run into someone with a concealed permit.sure would save the cops and the court system a bunch of time and money.but of course these dirtbags prefer to pick on kids and those who can't or won't protect themselves. When seconds count,cops are minutes away!
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