Colorado Springs police can't confirm if the same suspect is responsible for two robberies and one attempted robbery, but they say in all three cases, store employees gave the same suspect description.
According to Colorado Springs police, shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a Hispanic male entered the 7-Eleven at 1904 W. Uintah Street and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect did not show a firearm, but kept his hand inside of his sweatshirt, implying that he had a weapon. The crook got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
A short time later, the suspect was spotted inside the 7-Eleven at 15th Street and Colorado Avenue, but he left without incident. An employee there says her co-worker worked as quickly as she could to stow away cash, and thinks the large number of customers might have discouraged him from trying anything, "the girl was very scared, and dropped her money as soon as she could, and fortunately there was too many people here for it to go down".
Within minutes, the same suspect attempted to rob the 7-Eleven at 30th Street and Colorado Avenue, but did not get any money from the clerk before fleeing.
Then, shortly after 3:15 a.m. a suspect matching the same description robbed the 7-Eleven at the corner of Garden of the Gods Road and Chestnut Street. The man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The crook is described as a Hispanic male, late teens to early 20's in age, approximately 5'8". He was wearing a gray Aeropostale hooded sweatshirt with white and black designs on the front.
Colorado Springs police are asking the community to be vigilant. If you see someone who appears supicious around a store, perhaps standing around, scouting the area, not interested in making a purchase, Sgt. Tim Hogan asks that you call them to check, "it's much easier for us to respond and check and talk than to respond to a crime later".
Anyone with information about these crimes can call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.
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