Police: Robber holds up 2 banks Tuesday morning, arrested near 3rd

Police can be seen on St. Vrain Street behind the Wells Fargo on Sept. 14, 2021.  The Wells...
Police swarm St. Vrain Street, near where the suspect in two bank robberies was captured.(KKTV)
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 12:19 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 7:48 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police say the same man robbed two banks Tuesday morning and may have been after a third.

Officers were first called to the Chase Bank at the corner of Lake Avenue and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard just before 11 a.m., where a man with a gun had held up the bank and fled with cash.

Thirty minutes later, police say the crime was repeated at the TCF Bank at Arrawanna Street and Platte Avenue.

Not long after robbery number two, an officer spotted a man matching the suspect description outside the Wells Fargo bank at Platte and Circle Drive.

“The suspect fled from officers but was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit,” police said.

Once in custody, the alleged robber was identified as 38-year-old Preston Cousett. Court records show Cousett has served prison time in the past for armed robbery.

Police say the suspect had not made it into the Wells Fargo when he was caught, and it’s not clear if he was planning to rob it.

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