COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CSPD Release) - Colorado Springs police believe they got three out of four suspects tied to a major crime spree that started on June 10.
All three of the suspects in custody are teens and aren't being publicly identified. Of those three, one is a 13-year-old girl and two are 16-year-old boys.
For four days police were called to a series of armed robberies and attempted carjackings. Police are reporting they started "proactive patrols" at convenience stores to put a stop to the string of robberies.
Sunday night, during one of the proactive patrols, officers learned that the Kum & Go on Austin Bluffs had just been robbed. While officers were canvassing the area, the suspects were located. The suspects then fled on foot. With the assistance of K9 officers, patrol officers were able to take three suspects into custody following a brief pursuit. The fourth suspect fled the area while officers were initially arriving on scene. A description of the fourth suspect was not provided in a news release sent out on Thursday.
Police shared the locations and dates for each robbery and attempted carjacking. A handgun was reportedly used in each of the attempted carjackings and shots were fired.
LIST OF ROBBERIES/ATTEMPTED CARJACKINGS:
·Wednesday, 6/10/2020 – Kum & Go, 2190 Vickers Drive
·Friday, 6/12/2020 – Diamond Shamrock, 3290 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.
·Friday, 6/12/2020 – 7 Eleven, 4325 South Carefree Circle
·Saturday, 6/13/2020 – Pine Bluffs Apartments, 6470 Timber Bluff Point (Att. Car-jacking)
·Saturday, 6/13/2020 – Cottonwood Creek Park, 7040 Rangewood Drive (Att. Car-jacking)
·Sunday, 6/14/2020 – Kum & Go, 7375 Duryea Drive
·Sunday, 6/14/2020 – 7 Eleven, 2825 Briargate Blvd.
·Sunday, 6/14/2020 – Kum & Go, 4512 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested for six counts of Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, and one count of First Degree Kidnapping.
Another 16-year-old boy was arrested for five counts of Aggravated Robbery and one count of First Degree Kidnapping.
A 13-year-old girl was arrested for three counts of Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, and one count of First Degree Kidnapping.
An unidentified fourth suspect fled the scene of the last robbery in an unknown vehicle.
Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.