Arrests made after 3 convenience stores are robbed in 38 minutes

Published: Dec. 20, 2018 at 5:03 AM MST
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Three people are now in custody following an overnight crime spree spanning three stores and 8 miles in northeast Colorado Springs.

In less than 40 minutes starting at 3:08 a.m. Thursday, armed robbers struck at a 7-Eleven at 1901 N. Academy Blvd., a 7-Eleven at 7692 Barnes Road, and a Kum & Go at 6735 N. Carefree Circle.

The clerk at the Academy 7-Eleven told 11 News he had just started to clean the bathroom when he heard the door chime. When he walked out to check on the customers, he was greeted by two men in ski masks demanding money. One of the robbers was carrying a gun.

Detectives believe the same men then moved on to the second 7-Eleven and the Kum & Go. In those robberies, the suspects were similarly described as dressed head to toe in black, faces hidden behind ski masks, with one man carrying a gun.

The crooks weren't on the run for long. Around 5 a.m., police took two men and a woman into custody for the spree. While details on the arrests haven't been released, police tell 11 News they believe the men are the ones who robbed the three stores and the woman possibly the getaway driver.

Detectives are now investigating whether the trio is responsible for any other recent robberies.

Anyone with information should call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.