Police: Officer assaulted when robbery suspect tries to escape arrest
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A police officer was allegedly assaulted while trying to keep a robbery suspect from fleeing early Monday morning.
The suspect had been captured around 4 a.m. after reportedly robbing a business in the 1800 block of South Nevada Avenue. Officers found him southeast of the scene of the crime, carrying a gun and money stolen from the store.
After he was taken into custody, the suspect was taken to police headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs for processing. Despite being at the police station, police say the suspect tried to break free and assaulted an officer in the process. His escape attempt didn’t work and his morning ended at the El Paso County jail.
The officer’s injuries were only minor.
Police later said the suspect was linked to a robbery at a 7-Eleven on 21st Street an hour before his arrest. A second 7-Eleven robbery early Monday on North Academy does not appear to be connected to the other crimes.
The name of the business robbed was not released by police, but there are a pair of 24-hour businesses -- a 7-Eleven and McDonald’s -- in the 1800 block.
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