String of 7-Eleven Robberies Appear To Be Connected

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

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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  • by james on Jan 24, 2011 at 09:44 AM
    www.disastercenter.com/crime/cocrime.htm

    www.alcoholalert.com/drunk-driving-statistics-colorado.html
  • by james on Jan 24, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    One more thing MR all knowing david...a drunk driver doesn't go out with a malicious intent to kill someone...he is just an idiot...and they are called traffic accidents for a reason...he didn't go out to get drunk with the intention of murdering someone...so who would you rather have off the streets a murdering thug? Or someone that could be you friend or family member who happened to make a horrible mistake one night...geta grip on reality dude...you say I must have been in trouble with the law? I say you must have been the victim of a DD for you to be so biased
  • by james on Jan 24, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    @ david...are you serious? Those are your stats? Let's see....in COLORADO there were 200 people killed from alcohol related accidents..of those 200 80 of them were the drunks themselves...in. That same year there were 200 murders in COLORADO so as it stands you're more likely to be murdered than killed by a drunk driver...nearly twice as likely...so genius...my stats were from colorado only...not the united states...I'm right again
  • by David Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 23, 2011 at 09:26 PM
    33,808 preventable deaths from vehicles in 2009. 554 of them the result of drunk driving in 2007. Were that many people killed in robberies? I don't think so. Again... you'd have to rob about 30,000 or so 7-11's, shooting and killing the clerk each time. I think the police have their priorities straight. You sound like you were busted for breaking the law.
  • by David Location: CS on Jan 23, 2011 at 09:00 PM
    Sorry... had no idea 10 comments were difficult for you to sort through. Link me to your stats, because mine are substantially different. and a drunk killing a family is different than someone getting their X-Box stolen. And as for rape, what... you want a police chaperone for every woman? How many of those robberies were anything greater than petty theft? How many ROBBERIES resulting in DEATH or even INJURY were there? Plus... don't use the word roughly. If you don't know, don't make numbers up.
  • by jÀmes on Jan 23, 2011 at 04:22 PM
    @david...like I keep track of your comments as if you are some celebrity blogger...please...second..last year there were roughly 200 deaths by drunk driving..that includes the drunks themselves....last year there were 150944 robberies burglaries car thefts rapes and murders in colorado...so I'd say you stand a much better chance of one of those things happening...google it....how's that for stats genius
  • by Me Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 23, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    Heck how many cops do you think work at once,they certin area to work and can only do so much at a given time.
  • by David Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 23, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    I'd rather get car jacked and get away alive than have a drunk driver hit me head on at 70mph. If I'm robbed at gunpoint, they get maybe $20 in cash and my ID. I get hit on Powers by some drunkard going 70mph in the wrong lane or some soccer mom not paying attention, I'm just dead... or worse. You want to argue stats? What are my odds of being robbed as opposed to being hit by either a drunk or someone not paying attention? Also, name calling is juvenile. Please don't do it. It reflects poorly on your argument. Note: And if you bothered reading my posts, sober texters, sober reckless drivers, etc, all deserve what they get. It's still driving while impaired.
  • by james on Jan 23, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    I'm with ya doug...@rose and david...you're morons...I guess you would rather get car jacked by a gun wielding criminal than have a drunk driver rear end you huh? Give me a break...yes there's more drunk drivers...but as a nation..only 13 percent of traffic fatalities are INNOCENT victims killed by drunks...so maybe the focus should be on SOBER drivers...they kill many more than drunks and they don't even have an excuse..we will see next time you idiots are robbed at gunpoint while the police are out cracking down on puffers haha
  • by David Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM
    Doug, What has cost more in lives and money so far? People out there drunk and recklessly driving, or a couple of robberies where nobody was hurt and maybe $50 was stolen? You'd have to rob a LOT of convenenience stores, and shoot the clerk every time, if you think you'll match the damage done by drunks on the road.
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