15-year-old arrested for string of armed robberies in Colorado Springs

Published: Jun. 21, 2018 at 4:59 AM MDT
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UPDATE 7/10/18:

A 15-year-old is facing charges for aggravated robbery after police say he was responsible for robbing several convenience stores at gunpoint in Colorado Springs.

Police publicly announced back on June 21 that they believed four armed robberies at 7-Elevens were done by the same person. On Tuesday they announced the juvenile's arrest. Due to the suspects age, he was not publicly identified.



A robbery overnight could be linked to a series of similar crimes earlier this month.

Police tell 11 News since June 10, three 7-Eleven convenience stores have been held up by the same person. They believe he struck a fourth time early Thursday morning.

And unluckily for the suspect, this time he was captured crystal clear on surveillance video.

The crook walked into the 7-Eleven on the 300 block of South Hancock around 1 a.m. Thursday wearing a sweatshirt, hood pulled tightly around his face. He walked up to the counter and extended his arm through his sweatshirt as though he was pointing a gun. The clerk filled a shopping bag with cash, handed it to the suspect, and then the suspect left. He was last seen running towards Memorial Park.

It played out exactly like the


The suspect in each case has been described as a young black man in his late teens or early 20s with a thin build. In one of the robberies, the clerk estimated he was about 5-foot-8.

In the first three robberies, the suspect wore the same sweatshirt each time. Police haven't confirmed if he wore the same sweatshirt a fourth time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.