KRDO 13 is reporting that the Colorado Springs Police Department is currently investigating three robberies that happened on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning, with a similarly-described suspect in each of the incidents.
According to the police department, shortly before 8 PM, Tuesday, a man at the Entertainmart on N. Academy Blvd asked a sales associate if he could see a cell phone. After the employee had handed over the phone, the man demanded two other phones. He then raised his blue hoodie to reveal a gun in his waistband. Once the employee retrieved the additional phones for him, he took the phones and left the store.
Surveillance video showed the man running toward a bluish SUV or minivan with a luggage rack on the top. The suspect is described as a white male, between 20 - 30 years old with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was wearing an orange and blue baseball cap, a blue hoodie, black pants and white shoes. He had a silver semi-automatic handgun with a black handle. According to the department, there was a second suspect -- a Hispanic male possibly with a ponytail -- who was driving the vehicle.
Shortly after 11 PM on Tuesday, the police department received a report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 store on S. Hancock. A white male, approximately 24 years old, with a thin build and blonde hair, had entered the store and demanded money. The suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money, the department stated. He then exited the store and got into a dark SUV-type vehicle.
At about 3:35 Wednesday morning, officers were called to the 7-11 store on N. Murray Blvd, where another robbery had taken place. This time, the suspect -- described as a white male, about 30 years old and wearing a blue hoodie -- pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money and cigarettes. Upon receiving these items, he exited the store and fled the scene in a blue vehicle.