Possible Connection Between Two Tuesday Night Robberies


Officers believe there may be a possible link between two robberies that happened in the area of Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road in Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.

At 6:35 p.m., police responded to an armed robbery at a Kwik Stop on 1125 S. Chelton Rd. Two men in dark clothing approached three victims while carrying handguns, and demanded that the victims give them everything they had. All three gave the men their cell phones and money from checks they just cashed.

A few hours later, around 10 p.m., a similar incident happened at the Treehouse Apartments on 1500 S. Chelton Rd. Two victims were sitting inside their vehicle in the complex parking lot when two men surrounded the vehicle, blocking either passenger from being able to exit. The men revealed handguns and forced the victims out of the vehicle. Once the victims vacated the vehicle, the men rummaged through it, stealing undisclosed items. The men also took personal items from the driver. After the robbery, the victims drove to a 7-11 on 1910 E. Fountain Blvd to call police. No one was injured in either incident.

The suspects were both described as black men in the first robbery, while in the second robbery both were described as dark skinned, but the victims were uncertain if they were both black men or if one was Hispanic. No further description is available from the first robbery. Police have reported that in the second robbery, one suspect was described as a black male, 6-foot-3 with a medium build, while the other man was either Hispanic or black, standing 5-foot-8 with a medium build. Both were wearing dark clothing and are believed to be in their mid-twenties.

It is unknown if these were the same two men in both robberies, but officers do believe there may be a connection. Anyone with any information on one or both crimes are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by ANONYMOUS on Dec 2, 2010 at 08:39 PM
    This is a great story, sounds good and everything! But you know, as a victim of this agg robbery i would have to say your story is too specific. what if your specific details just put me out of state, off of my full time job. hiding from the threat of these guys knowing who i am in my neighborhood.
  • by WTF Location: CoSprings on Dec 1, 2010 at 07:29 PM
    One connection is for certain...The perps are black AS USUAL. When will this country wake up and make the connection between blacks/mexicans and violent crime?
  • by AL Location: south east on Dec 1, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    there is no excuse for a man to steal, nor to try to take a life, Theres always help people. no body is hungry out there, and if it is tell me where, and i personally help him, but this lazy bandits need to be put in jail the soon as possible, they're dangerous. No excuse to commit this kind of crimes.
  • by rob Location: chelton on Dec 1, 2010 at 03:07 PM
    If those men in the car had a concealed weapons permit i don't see why lethal force wouldnt be justified, good thing i have my CCW and my g36
  • by Jim Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 1, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    These pieces of human trash will mess with the wrong person or persons sooner or later and will hopefully wind up in the ground. Let's hope it's sooner than later.
  • by Responsible Adult Location: colorado springs on Dec 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    While Washington bears responsibility for ,amy of our economic woes, they are not responsible for the decision a person makes to become a thief, robber, rapist, murder--no amount of bad life experiences, job layoffs, etc make someone into a monster--people CHOOSE to be that and become that of their choosing. Lets put some responsibility where it belongs--ON THE INDIVIDUAL!
  • by ricky Location: earth on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:47 AM
    to oh yea.I don't see that happening just because your unemployed doesn't make you a violent crimminal.Even if congress does not pass an exstension I don't see the crime rate going up.
  • by Oh Yea on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:27 AM
    And the plot will thicken. As so many americans loose there jobless benefits, Im sure the crime rate will explode. I am very fortunate to have a job, and feel for those without. What are those knuckle heads in washington doing?
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