Arrests made in Amy's Donuts armed robbery
Two juveniles were arrested for an armed robbery in Colorado Springs where a victim was pistol-whipped.
"Seriously? Who robs a donut shop? And like, a family donut shop at that," Elyce Schmidt a manager at Amy's Donuts asked 11 News.
The Colorado Springs Police announced the arrest of two juvenile males, one who is 15-year-old and the other 16. The two are suspected of entering an Amy's Donuts shop in the 2700 block of Fountain Boulevard back on May 18 just after 3 in the morning armed with a handgun. The suspects reportedly hit one of the victims over the head with a handgun and the handgun went off. No one was hit by the stray bullet. The suspects left the store and are believed to be the same pair who robbed someone on May 23. They were arrested the same day as the May 23 robbery but had not been charged with the Amy's Donuts robbery at that time.
Detectives obtained a search warrant and found evidence related to the Amy's Donuts robbery. The suspects were arrested for the Amy's Donuts robbery on Thursday.
Colorado Springs police are searching for two armed men wanted for a dangerous attempted robbery overnight.
The two suspects barged into Amy's Donuts near E. Fountain Boulevard and S. Circle Drive around 3 a.m. Friday. Because of the incident, the shop will be closed Friday and potentially Saturday as well.
The men confronted the handful of employees in the store and demanded cash from the register. Officers say when one employee took too long to open the cash drawer, one suspect pistol whipped that employee, causing his gun to go off. Luckily, no one was hit by the bullet.
"I'm looking out the door and I see somebody approach the door and I like freeze and they just come in and they're like, 'Hands - put your hands up! Get on the ground give us the money!,'" said one employee. "We're like, we can't open the register, and they weren't too fond of that."
The suspects then took off, without any cash in hand.
Several officers responded to the area and three received minor injuries while going into the shop through the locked glass door. At the time that the glass was broken, officers weren't sure if the suspects were still inside.
One of those officers and the employee who was pistol-whipped were sent to the hospital, but have since been treated and released.
The suspects are both described as Hispanic males. One is about 5 feet and 3 inches tall and the other is 6 feet tall. Both were last seen wearing bandannas and hoodies covering their heads.
If anyone has information, call police at 719-444-7000 or remain anonymous through Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.