Armed robbery suspect caught swimming in Prospect Lake

From left: Jacob Edwards, Jaron Jones (Photo: CSPD)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - An armed robber is in custody after police caught him swimming in Prospect Lake Tuesday morning.

The man was one of two who police say threatened a clerk at gunpoint at the nearby 7-Eleven on South Hancock overnight, then stole cigarettes and cash. After robbing the store, neither of them went very far.

A police dog sniffed out one of the men, who was found hiding in a tree around Memorial Park.

The swimmer was spotted coming out of the lake a short time later.

Police have identified the men as Jacob Edwards and Jaron Jones. Both are 18 years old.

Jones has been connected to a robbery on May 27th at a 7-Eleven on South 8th Street. In that case, he allegedly sprayed a clerk with pepper spray, then helped himself to cigarettes.