Man Robbed, Threatened While Walking His Dog

A scary ordeal for one man walking his dog early Thursday.

Joseph Kennedy (left), Christopher Richards (right)--Colorado Springs Police Department

Two men were arrested Thursday morning for their role in a drive-by theft early Thursday morning, but one woman remains at large.

The victim tells police that the female suspect is the one who actually stole from him; the roles of the two in custody are still under investigation.

The victim was reportedly walking his dog in the area of Centennial and Garden of the Gods when a car pulled up beside him. A woman got out of the vehicle and asked the victim if he had any money. When he pulled out a "wad" of cash, the suspect allegedly snatched it from him and sped away in the vehicle.

Shortly after the theft, the victim says the car passed by again. This time, he says a man in the car flashed a gun at him, causing the victim to fear for his life.

Police pulled over the car a few blocks away from the scene and arrested two people, including the man allegedly with the gun. The woman was nowhere to be found. Police were unable to find a gun in the vehicle, though they did find a holster.

Joseph Kennedy, 23, and Christopher Richards, 20, both face felony charges of conspiracy to commit theft from a person. One of the men also faces menacing charges, but police have not specified which suspect. Records show that both men have bonded out of the CJC.

Anyone with information on this incident or the female suspect's whereabouts are asked to contact Springs police, or call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by D on Jan 12, 2012 at 01:43 PM
    They are thugs with NOTHING better to do nor anything to contribute to but the streets... They need a JOB ! job 1    /dʒɒb/ Show Spelled [job] Show IPA noun, verb, jobbed, job·bing, adjective noun 1. a piece of work, especially a specific task done as part of the routine of one's occupation or for an agreed price: She gave him the job of mowing the lawn. 2. a post of employment; full-time or part-time position: She was seeking a job as an editor. 3. anything a person is expected or obliged to do; duty; responsibility: It is your job to be on time. 4. an affair, matter, occurrence, or state of affairs: to make the best of a bad job. 5. the material, project, assignment, etc., being worked upon: The housing project was a long and costly job.
  • by Step Location: Up on Jan 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM
    Gato you are dumb and so are you Fred....people do dumb things and certainly say dumb things.This is 2012 people geeze...
  • by wow on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM
    Either the flash on the camera was powerful or these guys are baked. More than likely they just have "glaucoma" ;)
  • by M.P. Location: C/S on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM
    Hey "D" - are you truly that ignorant???? In case you are completely that clueless - whites commit crimes too. I don't care what color you are - any one that acts like this woman and men did are low. This is a matter of morale - NOT COLOR!! D - you make the rest of us "white folks" look bad. Get a clue. Hope those 3 get what they deserve.
  • by Mean Gato on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM
    Now catch the chick that was involved and we will all BE HAPPY .... It is easier to make a living then to go our thieving !!!!!!!!!! Have some PRIDE folks and stop living up to the name you are all called.. WE CALL YOU THAT FOR A REASON ..
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      by Uh on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM in reply to Mean Gato
      Call what? Mexican
  • by D on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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      by Cathy on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:39 AM in reply to D
      WOW!! While I certainly don't condone bad behavior, could you be anymore racist??
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      by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM in reply to D
      wow...that area is full of people of all un american your are ...go back to kansas
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        by fred on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM in reply to
        While I do not agree wholeheartedly, we, in Kansas have enough of the 'THUGS'. It is not about being prejudice, just a fact of nature. I am prejudiced over thugs, whether white, or black. But you know who the white thugs idolize now don't we
  • by Bradman on Jan 12, 2012 at 09:25 AM
    Those are some outstanding looking citizens.
  • by tk Location: cs on Jan 12, 2012 at 08:32 AM
    Walking your dog in the wee hours in freezing temps and flashing a 'wad' of cash to a stranger....Like the Guiness commercial says, 'Brilliant!'
  • by anonymouse' on Jan 12, 2012 at 08:07 AM
    sounds like the vic needs to be investigated as well,sounds like something a "tweeker" would do at that hour.Everyone knows this is very strange.
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      by Lorelei on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to anonymouse'
      there is no law that says when and in what weather you can walk your dog! You should be "free" to walk the streets of "freedom lesson giving" America any time...this guy might actually have a late job, or having had to stay late at work for overtime to pay his mortgage and the dog had to go!...Btw, tweekers can't afford to feed a pet...
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        by FarginBastige on Jan 13, 2012 at 01:14 PM in reply to Lorelei
        While I certainly agree with you completely that a person should be free to walk the streets any time of the day, this story just doesn't add up. If a total stranger came up to you and asked if you had any money, would you pull it out and show it to them? Didn't think so. There's more to this than is being reported. Sounds to me like a drug deal turned ripoff. But that's just my opinion based on the story presented.
  • by pup on Jan 12, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    Time to trade up to a pit bull
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      by Sam on Jan 12, 2012 at 08:52 AM in reply to pup
      I was going to say the same thing...time to get a German Shepherd!
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