Possible Connection Between Two Tuesday Night Robberies

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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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