In less than 48 hours, Colorado Springs saw a pair of armed robberies at fast food restaurants. The most recent took place early Friday morning at a McDonald's. Another took place at a Subway on Wednesday evening.
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, officers were dispatched to the McDonald's on Voyager Pkwy, where employees said a white male in his 40s walked up to the counter and demanded that employees put all the money from the cash registers in a plastic bag. The man, who was wearing a green hoodie, a baseball cap and a camo bandana over his face, lifted his shirt to display a handgun tucked in his waistband.
The employees ran to the back of the store and the suspect fled without stealing any money.
At 9:39 PM, Wednesday, October 9, police responded to a Subway Sandwich Shop on E. Fillmore St., where a male dressed in all black and a ski mask had entered the store, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot, heading northbound. Canine officers were brought in to search for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
According to crime statistics made public by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado Springs Police Department reported 515 robberies in 2012, including 262 that involved a firearm.