A woman was accosted and robbed by three men while taking the trash out Thursday morning.
Springs police say the 20-year-old victim was rolling a garbage bin outside her home on Bartlet Court just before 7 a.m. when three men jumped out of a red truck and forced her back inside her house at gunpoint.
"Oh my God, yeah this is scary," neighbor Joselyn Simmons said. "It's really quite surprising, scary as well, that it's happening in this area."
They stole jewelry and other items from her while continuing to threaten her with the weapon, then fled the scene.
"You're trying to put out your trash, you're thinking about going to work, you're thinking about other things; this is very unusual for us to having something like that happen," CSPD spokeswoman Lt. Catherine Buckley said.
The woman was not harmed, but her mother says she is very shaken up.
The truck was last seen heading westbound from Bartlet Court onto Ansel Way. The neighborhood is located near Powers and Stetson Hills on the northeast side of the Springs.
A short time later, officers pulled over a vehicle on Platte near Academy, thinking it was the suspect vehicle. Police say the vehicle turned out to be unrelated to the case.
Police say the men were in a red “older model" pickup truck with paint peeling from the driver's side door.
All three suspects are described as Hispanic men around 25 years old. One of the suspects is reportedly 5-foot-5 and 160 pounds, last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. The second suspect is described as being about 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, also last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. There isn’t much of a description of the third suspect. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt with a cartoon bird on it.
If you have any information that can help police, call CSPD at 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.
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