KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

Surveillance in GameStop Robbery

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

2012 isn't quite two months old, but already GameStop has been struck four times in Colorado Springs.

11 News has obtained surveillance video from the most recent robbery. The suspect struck on February 11 at a northside GameStop. It marked the fourth time the chain has been targeted this calendar year.

Investigators say these types of robberies are becoming an alarming trend.

GameStop is hoping to put a stop to the string of robberies by offering a $2,000 reward to anyone that can help put the person or persons responsible behind bars. The suspect description in each of the robberies is similar enough that police believe there is a possibility the crimes could be related.

In the most recent robbery, an armed man walked into the GameStop on North Academy shortly before 9 p.m. and robbed the store at gunpoint. The gunman forced the two employees inside to empty the cash register, then made them lie on the floor.

In total, the suspect was in and out in less than two minutes, and people want him caught.

"It would be kind of nice if we could get the crime here under control,” Shauna Cordial said. “It's the GameStops, the Walgreens--they've had multiple robberies."

On January 20, a man held up the GameStop on South Academy Road. Just a few days later, someone backed their truck through the window of the GameStop on Space Center Drive. Then, two days later, a gunman held up that same GameStop.

The suspect in each robbery has been described as a black man in his 20s, with a heavy build. Witnesses have typically described the suspect as close to 6 feet in height, though in February's robbery, witnesses described him as shorter, about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 139177999 - kktv.com/a?a=139177999