Wig-Wearing Robbery Suspect Gets International Attention


An armed suspect, disguised in a wig and eye patch, leaped over a pharmacy counter on the morning of May 22, making off with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs. The incident is now getting international attention after Springs police released surveillance footage from the robbery Thursday.

CSPD reported Saturday that the story attracted the attention of the Daily Mail, a newspaper out of London.

Police are hoping that despite the disguise, someone will recognize the suspect from the surveillance footage and come forward.

"He's a very dangerous guy and may be desperate," said police spokesperson, Sgt. Steve Noblitt Thursday.

According to police, a man entered a Walgreens on the 900 block of N. Circle just before 4 a.m. He approached the pharmacist with a handgun, demanding medication. Once the clerk complied, the suspect left the scene on foot.

Noblitt couldn't say if the man is connected to a number of similar robberies at other local Walgreens, or what he's using the drugs for.

Shoppers have their own suspicions.

"People are just hard off these days," said Loretta Motley. "They do what they have to do to survive and unfortunately don't care if it hurts anyone else."

Along with the black shoulder-length wig and eye patch worn over the left eye, police tell 11 News that the suspect was wearing a lab coat and latex gloves at the time of the robbery. He has been described as a white male in his 20s, about 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds.

"There may be enough distinguishing characteristics of which you can see, that you might be able to recognize who that is," said Noblitt.

Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to contact police, or call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by anonymous Location: colo springs on Jun 4, 2011 at 10:04 PM
    looks like patchy the pirate!
  • by d Location: cs on Jun 4, 2011 at 01:34 PM
    He has a wide space between his upper lip and nose. I can tell this by where the beard comes up to his bottom lip. He has kind of pasty white skin with hooded eyes. This guy looks like he is in his late 40's early 50's.
  • by anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    Arrrrrrrrr nigggggarrrr
  • by anonymous Location: colo springs on Jun 4, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    detrA farries and what she did should get national attention so all tow truck drivers can be watchful and it could be used as a teaching tool for all tow truck drivers nation wide!
  • by JOJO Location: CS on Jun 2, 2011 at 01:25 PM
    Did he put on his costume while walking down the isles? You would think someone would have noticed him and thought "thats slightly weird"
  • by Carol on Jun 2, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    KKTV, you should have a "caption this picture" contest! Blackbeard is back!
  • by D Location: CS on Jun 2, 2011 at 12:31 PM
    Zeezo's sells those props.....hmmm, check their receipt log for those items in the last 90 days. Just a suggestion from someone who watches a lot of crime shows!! Somebody has to recognize that chiseled and aging face.
  • by David Location: Colo Springs on May 22, 2011 at 06:33 AM
    Sounds quite similer to the robbery of the Walgreens at Nevada/Fillmore on May 15th.
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