Several cars broken into in north Springs business lot

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Officers are investigating a string of car break-ins in a business parking lot early Thursday.

Police did not name the business, but according to Google Maps, the only business on the 7100 block of Commerce Center Drive is a Holiday Inn Express.

Officers first spotted a suspicious-looking vehicle loitering in the parking lot with its lights off, but the driver sped off when they tried to make contact. The vehicle was found abandoned a short distance away. Further investigation revealed it had been stolen.

Police then found that several cars had been broken into in the parking lot. A number of items from the cars had been stolen.

The 7100 block was also the site of an armed robbery late Monday night. A crook went inside and stole cash at gunpoint.

No word if the crimes are related.