2 suspects arrested in connection with 22 robberies in El Paso County

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Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a series of aggravated robberies and attempted robberies in El Paso County.

According to police, the two suspects — 26-year-old Ian Hansen and a 17-year-old boy, are being charged with 22 robberies from Nov. 26 through Dec. 13. Those robberies included personal robberies, as well as robberies at area businesses, convenience stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Police say the suspects terrorized the victims at gunpoint and demanded money. A total 17 robberies took place in Colorado Springs and 5 were in El Paso County:

11/24/2017: GameStop — 7400 N Academy Blvd.
11/26/2017: Circle K — 100 S Rockrimmon Blvd.
11/26/2017: 7-Eleven — 6400 Issaquah Dr.
11/26/2017: Diamond Shamrock — 4800 Galley Rd.
11/26/2017: Babe’s Espresso — 2400 E Pikes Peak Ave.
11/30/2017: Dress Barn — 3200 Cinema Pt.
11/30/2017: Texas Roadhouse — 3100 N Powers Blvd.
11/30/2017: Domino’s — 5100 N Academy Blvd.
11/30/2017: Personal Robbery — 3300 N Chestnut St.
11/30/2017: Personal Robbery — 3300 N Chestnut St.
11/30/2017: Papa John’s — 600 N Union Blvd.
12/04/2017: Western Convenience — 2500 E Platte Ave.
12/05/2017: Staybridge Suites — 7100 Commerce Center Dr.
12/06/2017: Family Dollar Store — 3700 Verde Dr.
12/08/2017: Subway — 3400 N Academy Blvd.
12/11/2017: Great Wolf Lodge — 9400 Federal Dr.
12/13/2017: Family Dollar Store — 4400 Edison Ave.

During the execution of four search warrants, detectives recovered personal items belonging to the victims, as well as eight guns, an unknown amount of cash, and numerous narcotics including marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Anyone with information is asked to call CSPD at 719-444-7000 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 719-634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.

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