Stolen Truck Recovered Wednesday Afternoon

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Colorado Springs police caught a suspect in the 2100 block of Delta Drive.  That

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A suspect who police say ran from a stolen truck is in custody.

Colorado Springs police say the son of the truck's owner saw somebody driving it in Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon.

"He was driving down the road and he seen my truck passing by," said Glen Kapu. "He said, 'Hey, there goes my dads truck!'"

Kapu's truck was stolen Tuesday morning, along with several guns and rounds of ammunition. Kapu told 11 News the crooks went to great lengths to access his firearms.

"They came out through the garage it looked like...tried to break into the gun cabinet first and couldn't. So they went and broke into my tool box...found my bolt cutters, and cut the lock and opened the cabinet," Kapu told 11 News on the day of the crime.

Kapu's son called police when he spotted the truck Wednesday. Officers found the truck at the Whitney Young Manor Apartments near Academy and Chelton. When officers approached the truck, the driver ran toward the apartments.

Police evacuated the apartments while they searched for the suspect.

"I was really worried about what was going on and if it was serious because I seen [sic] they had their guns drawn," said Carraiel Smith, a resident at the complex.

The suspect ultimately surrendered, and police released Kapu's truck back to him.

"I'd like to thank KKTV for letting me tell my story this morning and CSPD...everybody did a good job, it's a big relief," he said.

They also took the passenger of the truck into custody. Their names have not been released as the investigation continues.


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