COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A string of robberies in January and February were committed by the same group of teens, Springs police announced Tuesday.
The robberies eventually escalated into murder when a liquor store clerk was killed during the teens' alleged final hold up on Feb. 15.
Three arrests were made last week following several search warrant executions on March 2. A fourth arrest was made Tuesday, the same day police announced the other three arrests.
Dustin Logan, 19, Phinehas Daniels, 18, a 16-year-old boy, and a 13-year-old boy are all facing charges in connection to the following robberies:
01/17/17 7-Eleven 4325 S. Carefree Circle
01/18/17 7-Eleven 2350 Hancock Expressway
01/18/17 Shell 6445 Source Center Point
01/27/17 7-Eleven 1760 Shasta Dr.
02/06/17 Kum & Go 2422 Research Parkway
02/06/17 7-Eleven 331 S. Hancock Ave.
02/15/17 Empire Liquors 3381 N. Academy Blvd.
Police say the suspects were armed in the majority of the robberies, but never used their weapons until the night of Feb. 15 when they shot and killed 67-year-old Donat Herr. Daniels and the 13-year-old are facing first-degree murder charges for his death.
The 16-year-old was already in custody for sexual assault charges when he was served an arrest warrant for the robberies. He's also tied to a separate robbery of a pizza delivery driver; police say he and two men ambushed the driver and robbed him with assault rifles.
In one robbery on Feb. 6, police say the suspects stole a clerk's car after holding him at gunpoint and robbing the store. They didn't keep the car for long; officers found the car later that morning.
Police have not said if they believe these suspects are connected to any of the other 70+ open robbery cases in the city, or how many other suspects remain at large.