Police: Suspect Behind 3 Robberies Arrested


The man allegedly behind three convenience store robberies last weekend has been arrested.

Brian Kinsley, 22, has been arrested for robberies at two Circle Ks and a 7-Eleven over a 24-hour period.

On September 24, police say a suspect, now believed to be Kinsley, entered the gas station on the 430 block of Garden of the Gods Road at 1:24 a.m., approached the counter and demanded money. When the clerk refused, police say Kinsley placed his hand inside his jacket, implying he had a weapon, and repeated his demand. The clerk eventually complied, and Kinsley made off with money and a carton of cigarettes.

In the early morning hours on Sunday, September 25, two more robbery attempts were committed in a similar fashion at the Circle K on the 200 block of North Academy and the 7-Eleven on the 1400 block of North Academy. Officers say Kinsley left each store empty-handed.

Police were able to track down a possible suspect vehicle based on witness statements, and obtained a search warrant Wednesday for a residence on the 1300 block of Delaware Drive. The discovery of the suspect vehicle at the home, along with further evidence uncovered in the search, gave police probable cause to arrest Kinsley.

Kinsley faces charges of aggravated robbery for the Circle K robbery Saturday, and charges of attempted aggravated robbery for Sunday's two attempts.

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  • by @ pete on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    you mean look at the names of all the white trash molesters and the preacher who stole more in one shot than anyone on the south side put together...yeah move north pete were your kids will not only enjoy herion and meth...but can be molested by their preacher too...
  • by Bill J. on Sep 29, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    "Great job" to our police. One more loser crook off the streets. Works for me.
  • by madeindetroit Location: colo spgs on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:56 AM
    This goes to show, that the "GANSTA" lifestyle isn't getting any smarter...3 robberies, less than 200.00 worth of loot. Now give 10-20 years of your life to the DOC.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 06:45 AM
    No matter where u move to there is always going to be crime! Unless u move to a little town of 100 people.... Ive been here my whole life and things are the same as they were when i was little.
  • by Fadacman Location: COS on Sep 29, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    It does not matter where you live there will be crime. It happens in small towns and Large cities you can not escape crime unless you move to an Island where you are the only resident. If you have neighbors at some point you will have a crime.
  • by pete Location: cosprings on Sep 29, 2011 at 06:39 AM
    The press and a lot of other people want a simple explanation for why robberies occur - the economy! Do you solve your economic situation by robbing a store for about $50? Hardly. It's more involved than that, and if anyone's checked lately, we're now @ 24 murders in town, on a pace to far outstrip any other year. The surge of serious and violent crime in parts of this town caused us to move from the center of town to a house as far north as we could get. If you look at the last names of suspects in many of our murders, it might give you a clue to why it's happening, if you get my drift here.
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      by Jeanie on Sep 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to pete
      Economy is hitting everywhere, not just certain parts of Colorado Springs. Economy and bullets don't know race.
  • by dan on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    why would you rob one of these places? it takes me 20 minutes just for them to break a 50 dollar bill.
  • by Citizen on Sep 25, 2011 at 10:07 PM
    To some degree, we have hog-tied our law enforcement by throttling funding. Keep that in mind next time a tax increase comes to vote. Otherwise, get your CCW and be prepared to defend yourself.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 at 09:44 PM
    i agree, it's on the way too
  • by c on Sep 25, 2011 at 08:45 PM
    You can't run from trouble, crime. It will follow you!
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