Police: Man Holds Former Co-Worker At Gunpoint As Home Is Robbed


Two suspects in a home invasion have been arrested.

According to police, the victim and his girlfriend were in their bedroom at 11 p.m. Sunday night when a former co-worker barged in, armed with a handgun. The victim was forced at gunpoint to get out of bed, and was taken to the kitchen.

The suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Gilbert Barajas, held the victim in the kitchen while a second man and a female suspect stole several items from the home, including a cell phone, computer components and electronics.

The three suspects left the East Boulder Street home, located on the east side of the Springs, in the victim's 1998 Volkswagen Passat.

Just after 2 p.m., the Passat was seen at Chelton and Bijou. Police stopped the car and identified the driver as 29-year-old Vanessa Medina, allegedly Barajas' accomplice. Barajas was found in the backseat.

Barajas and Medina were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. Police say additional felony charges will be added.

The third suspect has still not been located. A call has been placed to police for his description, and for further details about the case.

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  • by DanReeves Location: Usa on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:55 AM
    How did this get racial? White, black, hispanic, asian, purple or green these guys have to be the absolute DUMBEST people I've read about in years!
  • by Knight of the White Camelia Location: Pulaski, TN on Jul 5, 2011 at 09:40 PM
    100one had anything to say because they all know I'm right. Look at the broader picture and know the truth. I'm not racist for pointing out the truth. All my posts are factual and accurate. Again, until we get a white history month, white entertainment tv channel, united white college funds, NAAWP not NAACP; many whites will feel like the racism exists with blacks. How can they get away with all this and not be called racist? Beside the NAACP guaranteeing blacks can have all these exclusivities, I'd throw a wild guess and say we're still being punished for slavery that happened 150 years ago. Now I know why Pastor Thomas Robb says minorities are detrimental to the future of this country.
  • by Knight of the White Camelia Location: Pulaski, TN on Jul 5, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    They have a miss black American pagent. What if it was only miss white American pagent? It would be racist. No one here even wants to look at the broad picture. They are scared to. Scared to realize while blacks have their own history month, own college funds, own organization NAACP To help them pull the race card, afformative action, own tv channel, what do whites have? Less rights than minorities now. If you dare to utter white pride you are considered unholy racist. Yet they utter black pride everyday while they enjoy black only exclusivities. Racism? They perpetuate it. Give us our own history month or tv channel without blindly accusing us of racism.
  • by T Location: Coolorado Springs on Jul 5, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    If a Caucasian person robs a bank, are they no longer a Caucasian? CRIMINAL IS NOT A RACE! The difference between a Genius and an Idoiot is a Genius has his limits...
  • by TOTRW Location: here on Jul 4, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    WOW, So now kktv is allowing a white supremist to get by and spread his races stuff on the Air. So all those who don't know Knight of the white Camelia are a racist group that supports the supremisy of the white race and the daeth of all other races. They are simular to the KKK.
  • by Fritz Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 4, 2011 at 04:17 PM
    read the story about the robbery. No where in it did it talk about race except the last names of those who commited the crime. How did race become the main issue? If they commited the crime the names are published no matter what race.
  • by OBJECTIVE TRUTH Location: WESTSIDE on Jul 4, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    Racism of any kind is ignorance. To make yourself feel better than someone else, because you are a member of a particular race, shows the insecurity of some people. There are absolute idiots in all races without exception. There are also brilliant people in all races without exception.
  • by Your DARKEST Hour Location: Colorado Springs, CO on Jul 4, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    knight of white camila your an idiot a full blown uneducated idiot. WHITE woman have you lost half your memory? only recently minorities have started winning pageants! You fool it was always a Caucasion woman winning. AND NO the NAACP does not JUST get us to the top without any extra work, WE have to FIGHT for everything! YOUR a FOOL in TENNESSEE. YOU might want to hit up a high school history class before you get on here trying to be educated. YOUR state ALONE shows you have no sense. Get OFF the computer and get in SCHOOL> Your PARENTS should be ASHAMED!!!! furthermore the folks are hispanic you idiot!
  • by Tired of the race war Location: Here on Jul 4, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    W C, You don't call presidents day a white holiday or Saint Patricks day. Why would you need a scholarship with out a college degree you can get a job before any of my minority brothers or sisters can who have Doctor degrees. By the way Miss Mary Mac, the two who were arrested for Burglary were European American, I mean White Amrican oops! don't believe me call the police station about it.
  • by Jen Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 4, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    It is amazing how a story no matter what it's about somehow turns to race...PEOPLE GET REAL CRIMES ARE COMMITTED BY ALL RACES
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