Man Robs JC Penney In Citadel Mall


Colorado Springs police are looking for a man responsible for robbing the JC Penney at the Citadel Mall.

The robbery happened Thursday night. Investigators say a man tried to leave the store with unpaid merchandise around 8:30 p.m. Security officers say when they caught up to him, he pointed a gun at them and was able to flee in a late 90s white Honda Civic with a loud exhaust system.

The suspect is described as a white, 25-30 years old, 5'10", 160 lbs, red hair and a goatee with tattoos all over his upper body. He was wearing a white and black hat with "MMA Elite" written on it.

It's unknown if the mall security officers were armed when the suspect pointed the gun at them. Stay with 11 News and for more on this developing story.

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  • by Cop on May 7, 2011 at 08:17 PM
    I suggest you read the Robbery statute. The second he pulled the gun on security, he went from a simple shoplifting to a robbery.
  • by Really KKTV? on May 7, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    This headline is very misleading... robbery implies he stole money from the store. According to the article, the man was suspected of shoplifting. The real story here is that he pulled a gun on the responding officers.
  • by @anonymous Location: colo springs on May 7, 2011 at 08:26 AM
    who is the real idiot? you!
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      by Anonymous on May 7, 2011 at 03:43 PM in reply to @anonymous
  • by @anonymous Location: colo springs on May 7, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    get off yourself! my what a big ego you have!
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      by Anonymous on May 7, 2011 at 03:43 PM in reply to @anonymous
  • by @Anonymous Location: COS on May 7, 2011 at 05:07 AM
    Really? You admit to being a hooters and still insist upon judging others? How could they be jealous of your "nice" car if you were inside; meaning, how could they possibly know what type of car you drove. Lastly, if you were stared down in a room filled with women wearing very tight shorts and t-shirt, I even have to finish that thought. Grow up or grow a pair.
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      by Anonymous on May 7, 2011 at 03:43 PM in reply to @Anonymous
      We were in the parking lot snarky. And what's wrong with Hooters? Oh wait, this is Colorado Springs, you probably belong to new life or focus on the family.
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    Typical for that area. I don't shop at the Citadel anymore. We went to Hooters about a year ago and we werre stared down by idiots who think they're cool. They were probably jealous we can afford a nice car.
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