Several people, gas stations, and convenience stores, as well as a motel, were robbed over the weekend in Colorado Springs, and police believe some of the robberies could be related.
“We are still in the very beginning stages of what occurred,” said Colorado Springs Police Lt. Howard Black. “Preliminarily, looking at some of the data in some of the reports, which are not all published yet, there are some similarities in some of the robberies that would lead us to believe that some of these cases were committed by the same individuals.”
In a release, CSPD said money was taken from businesses, but they are not sure how much at this time.
Some of the robberies victimized individual people, like a woman who told police that a man with a handgun stole her purse on North Weber Street near Colorado College around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Another individual reported a robbery at 10 p.m. Saturday near 2600 West Vermijo Street.
Five businesses were robbed in a less than a five-hour period from 11:35 p.m. Saturday until just before 5:00 a.m. Sunday. Those robberies were at:
- A convenience store near 300 S Hancock at 11:35 p.m. Saturday
- A motel near 4300 Sinton Rd. at 12:25 a.m. Sunday
- A convenience store near 1700 S 8th St. at 1:20 a.m. Sunday
- A gas station near 4800 Galley Rd. at 4:30 a.m. Sunday
- A convenience store near 6000 Dublin Blvd. at 4:50 a.m. Sunday
Black said 12 robberies took place in a 36-hour period.
“Of course, it’s always concerning when we develop another pattern, if this does, in fact, turn out to be another pattern,” Black said.
Police are limiting the amount of information released in the case because the investigation is still early on and reports are being finalized. Robbery detectives have taken over the investigation and are combing through surveillance video and conducting witness interviews.
CSPD said anyone who witnesses a robbery this weekend should call them at 719-444-7000 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).