COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police in Colorado Springs are investigating a personal robbery where a shot was fired from a shotgun in broad daylight on Tuesday.
Police in Colorado Springs are reporting a man, armed with a shotgun, tried to steal a car.
The call came in at about 2:50 p.m. just south of where North Union Boulevard and Constitution Avenue meet. According to police, no one was hurt. The suspect remains at large.
The crook was only described by police as an unknown race man, dressed in dark clothing with his face covered.
The suspect reportedly demanded the keys to a vehicle belonging to an elderly couple. When they refused, the suspect fired a shot into the rear bumper of the car and fled the scene.
"This idiot tried to kill me," one of the victims told 11 News. "We had just finished shopping for groceries ... I was coming back to the car, and I started to put the groceries in the car, and my wife, she headed back to take the shopping cart back, and we saw this guy approach me. He had on a hoodie and a mask over his face and he was holding something down beside his side. I didn’t know exactly what it was, and as he got closer to me I realized he was holding a shotgun."
The victim had a straightforward message for the criminal.
"You are really stupid," the victim said, referencing the suspect. "You made a lot of mistakes today. Your biggest mistake was bringing a gun and then discharging it, because now when they catch you, you're going to spend a lot of time in jail. "
The suspect's vehicle was only described as a dark-colored sedan.
Anyone with information in the case should call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.